Lead In the Water

Testing in White Bear Lake shows lead in homes built before 1986.

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN – The city of White Bear Lake, in the northeast metro of the Twin Cities, regularly conducts tests of tap water in homes around the city. In recent tests, 4 out of 30 homes tested positive for elevated levels of lead. The homes that tested positive were all built before 1986, when lead pipes were standard. As water passes through these homes’ plumbing systems, it picks up the lead present in the pipes.

Lead can be extremely harmful to humans, especially pregnant women and children. It can cause physiological issues such as abdominal pain, constipation, headaches, high blood pressure, anemia, kidney dysfunction, fatigue, as well as cognitive issues like memory loss and loss of developmental skills in children. Behavioral issues such as aggressive behavior and irritability can also arise as a result of lead consumption. To read more from WCCO, the Twin Cities CBS affiliate who broke this story, click here.

The best thing you can do to protect your family from the dangers of lead poisoning, or any other toxin that can come from your tap, is to have your water tested so that you can have a healthy water plan put in place in your home. To have your water tested, contact our friends at Water Doctors.

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