Chicago: Lead Poison in The Drinking Water.

This poor lady! A Chicago resident finds her lead WAAAY over the recommended maximum level. Her reaction was expensive.. far too expensive.. and I wish she’d found AlkaWay. It looks like she could have used the money we could have saved her. The UltraStream removes lead and all heavy metals, chlorine, chloramines, fluoride.. for less than $1000.

 

A Chicago Tribune analysis of the results shows lead was found in water drawn from nearly 70 percent of the 2,797 homes tested during the past two years. Tap water in 3 of every 10 homes sampled had lead concentrations above 5 parts per billion, the maximum allowed in bottled water by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Alarming amounts of the toxic metal turned up in water samples collected throughout the city, the newspaper’s analysis found, largely because Chicago required the use of lead service lines between street mains and homes until Congress banned the practice in 1986.

    Lead is unsafe to consume at any level, according to the EPA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ingesting tiny concentrations can permanently damage the developing brains of children and contribute to heart disease, kidney failure and other health problems later in life. A peer-reviewed study published last month in The Lancet, a London-based medical journal, estimated that more than 400,000 deaths a year in the U.S. are linked to lead exposure — or 18 percent of all deaths.

 

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