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Eliminating Lead and Copper Contamination in Community Water Sources

Exposure to lead and copper can cause serious health problems including irreversible damage to the developing brains and nervous systems of children. In 2015, there were 8,044 violations of the Lead and Copper Rule of the Safe Drinking Water Act in systems serving 18,350,633 people nationwide. Negative health consequences are inequitably distributed across socioeconomic and racial demographics.
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Natural Resources Defense Council, https://www.nrdc.org/resources/threats-tap-widespread-violations-water-infrastructure

EPA Drinking Water Requirements for States and Public Water Systems, https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/lead-and-copper-rule

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