Technical digest on lead in drinking water
There is growing evidence that the scale of problems with lead in drinking water has been under estimated in Europe, due to inadequate monitoring. Particularly in the older districts of towns and cities, where lead pipes can be common, infants may still be at risk from a range of developmental defects, including reduced IQ. Approaches for establishing the national position and options for corrective action are outlined.
- Corporate author(s): Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (Joint Research Centre)
- Personal author(s): European Cooperation in Science and Technology; International Water Association; Hayes, Colin; Hoekstra, Eddo J Themes: Scientific and technical research , Public health
- Subject: EC Regulation , heavy metal , research report , toxic substance , water analysis