Water Faucet - 8 Common Water Problems—and Their Cures - Bob Vila
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Problem: Most lead contamination in the water supply is caused by lead solder, which joined and sealed copper pipes in older homes. Lead dissolves readily in drinking water, and is tasteless, odorless and colorless, making this extremely dangerous metal difficult to detect.
Management: Ion-exchange water softening systems, reverse osmosis systems or carbon block filtration can remove the lead. If you suspect lead contamination or live in an older home, contact a professional to analyze your water. Drink bottled water until that professional gives you the “all clear.”