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Where Lead Lurks And Why Even Small Amounts Matter
August 12, 2016
Wherever lead service lines or other lead plumbing fixtures exist, there are precautions people can take to protect themselves - if they know they are at risk. They can flush their pipes every morning. They can purchase a filter certified for lead removal. Ultimately, they can replace lead service lines and lead plumbing in the house, though those replacements can be costly.
Still, there aren't any federal notification laws for the presence of lead plumbing as there are for lead paint. Checking the service line isn't part of typical home inspections. Landlords aren't required to warn tenants about lead pipes, and realtors don't need to tell potential buyers.