Lead Pipes: What You Need to Know
Although originally used in many consumer products, lead is now known to be harmful to human health if ingested or inhaled. It can be found in lead-based paint, air, soil, household dust, food, some types of pottery and drinking water. When people come in contact with lead, it may enter their bodies and accumulate over time, resulting in damage to the brain, nervous system, red blood cells and kidneys. Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The links below provide information regarding drinking water and lead:
Facts about drinking water and lead.
What you need to know about drinking water and lead.
How to have your drinking water tested for lead.