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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

Sources of Lead – EPA (English | Spanish)
Identifying Point of Use Drinking Water Filters to Reduce Lead – EPA
Lead in Drinking Water – EPA
Reduce Lead in Your Water – MI DHHS
Lead in Drinking Water – MI DHHS
Cleaning Your Aerators – MI DHHS

Preventing Lead Exposure Fact Sheets

Adult Exposure to Lead – MI DHHS
Lead and Pregnancy – UNC / NC DHHS (English | Spanish)
Blood Lead Levels in Children – CDC     
Lead Do’s & Don’ts – UNC / NC DHHS (English | Spanish)
Lower your child’s lead level – CDC
Lead in Spices – UNC / NC DHHS (English | Spanish)

Additional Resources

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.