Time to enact a health-based standard and comprehensive testing, mitigation, and communication protocol for lead in drinking water
Redmon, J. H., Gibson, J. M., Woodward, K. P., Aceituno, A. M., & Levine, K. E. (2018). Safeguarding children's health: Time to enact a health-based standard and comprehensive testing, mitigation, and communication protocol for lead in drinking water. North Carolina Medical Journal, 79(5), 313-317. https://doi.org/10.18043/ncm.79.5.313
Lead was a known toxin before the Roman Empire, yet exposure remains a public health concern today. Although there is no safe lead exposure level, a health-based drinking water standard has not been established. The Clean Water for Carolina Kids Study highlights the need for a health-based standard.