Lead in Drinking Water Resources
Drinking water contaminated with lead can be harmful to health, especially for young children and pregnant women. The Center for Public Engagement with Science works with NC communities to address childhood lead exposure and safe drinking water. Though this work, we have used the educational materials below, which address sources of lead in drinking water, health impacts from lead exposure, steps for addressing lead in drinking water, and preventing childhood lead poisoning. Visit the UNC Environment, Health and Safety page for more information about campus drinking water.
Lead in Water Fact Sheets
Preventing Lead Exposure Fact Sheets
Lead and Copper Rule – EPA fact sheet that describes the impact of lead and copper in drinking water and explains the action levels set for each contaminant.