Lead occurs naturally in the environment and is harmful to human health when ingested or inhaled. Environmental lead contamination also causes serious effects in the ecosystems. Human activities release more lead in the environment than natural processes. Lead-based paint and lead in drinking water is the main sources of exposure for lead in U.S. Under certain conditions, lead can leach into drinking water.
Effects of lead in drinking water to Children
Lead poisoning (also known as plumbism, colica pictonum or Devon colic) is a medical conditions caused by increased levels of the heavy metal lead in the body. Actually lead has no useful purpose in our bodies. It is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, intestines, kidneys, bones and reproductive and nervous system. It affects the development of the nervous system, and is therefore more harmful to the children causing leaning and behavior disorders. This results in decreased intelligence (decreased IQ).
Effects of lead in drinking water to Adults
Though adults have finished growing, still lead has adverse effects on their health. High level of lead can cause;
- Digestive issues
- High blood pressure
- Nerve disorders
- Muscle and joint pain
- Memory and concentration problems
- Increased chance of illness during pregnancy
- Harm to fetus
- Fertility problems in both men and women
If you doubt or not sure about the level of lead in your drinking water, have a certified lab test the quality of your drinking water. You can contact companies such as Purity Bay El Paso to inspect your water, test the integrity of your well if you use one and give you tips on how to make your drinking water safe.
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