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Study Finds Lead in Tap Water of 80% of U.S. Homes, with African Americans Most Affected

HeadlineOct 21, 2020

A new report looking into the presence of lead in tap water shows that of nearly 800 families from across the country included in the study, most homes had detectable lead in their tap water, and at least 15% had levels of lead that could potentially cause a drop in the IQ of infants who are exclusively fed with formula mixed with tap water. The study also found that Black babies are at a much higher risk of being exposed to lead in tap water.

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