It's Concerning to Hear That Your Tap Water Has High Levels of Lead
What Does Lead Do to Me?
There is no safe amount of lead. Lead is a powerful neurotoxin (literally, a “brain poison”). The EPA says lead exposure can cause behavior and learning problems, lower IQ, hyperactivity, slowed growth, hearing problems and anemia in children. In some instances, lead can cause seizures, coma and death. In adults, lead exposure can cause high blood pressure, kidney problems, and reproductive problems.
What Can I Do About Lead?
While water is not the only source of lead exposure, you can remove lead (and other contaminants) from water with a high quality purifier. Pure Berkey systems remove 99.9% of lead, even in extreme lead testing scenarios. As we know from the events in Flint, getting lead out of tap water is difficult. With Pure Berkey, you can relax, knowing your household’s water is protected.
See for yourself that Pure Berkey is highly effective in removing lead and more than 145 contaminants by reading Pure Berkey’s lab results.
Disclaimer: Lead is a deadly neurotoxin. If you suspect you or your child has been exposed to lead, seek medical attention immediately. Eliminating the sources of lead exposure (water filtration and other steps) is absolutely necessary, but does not replace the need for medical diagnosis and treatment. Pure Berkey, L.L.C. is not a doctor and no information provided on this website is intended as medical advice or treatment. Only a physician can provide medical advice and treatment.
Violations of Lead and Copper Rules
Is Your Community on the NRDC’s list of the Top 100 Communities with Violations of Lead and Copper Rules in 2015?
Find out here: NRDC – What’s in Your Water: Flint and Beyond
Where Did This Information About My Water Come From?
The EPA currently requires water utilities to self-report on some of the contents of the tap water they sell to you. These reports are called Consumer Confidence Reports. The information about water in your county came from those reports. Important Note: these reports are limited in scope and do not reflect every contaminant that may be in your water. These reports depend upon the accurate measurement and reporting of covered contaminates by water utilities who have a financial interest in providing a positive report on the water they sell you. Lastly, these reports allow water utilities to use the word “safe” so long as the water contaminant levels are legal. Find your Consumer Confidence Report by State to the right.
How Can I Find Out More About My Water?
Three ways to learn more:
- Read this report from the National Resource Defense Council. The report is made up of the Consumer Confidence Reports filed by water utilities in your county. Find your county by clicking here: NRDC: What’s in Your Water, Flint and Beyond
- Check your own Consumer Confidence Report. We have gathered a lot of them and they can be found in the right column of this webpage, organized by state.
- If you don’t see yours, you can search for it: