Our expertise in the drinking water industry runs deep. Whether you need backflow assembly testing, cross connection surveying, training for certification, help with Safe Drinking Water Act compliance, program development, or any other water quality issue, BMI has got you covered. Our entire team has a passion for protecting drinking water through education and action.
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Lead in drinking water most often comes from water distribution lines or household plumbing rather than from the water system source. Plumbing sources can include lead pipes, lead solder, faucets, valves, and other components made of brass. Lead from other sources (such as lead-based paint and contaminated dust or soil) can increase a person's overall exposure, which adds to the effects of lead in water.
The greatest risk of lead exposure is to infants, young children, and pregnant women. Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters the body. Lead is stored in the bones and can be released later in life. Lead can cause damage to the brain and kidneys, interfere with production of red blood cells that carry oxygen, and may result in lowered IQ in children. During pregnancy, the child receives lead from the mother's bones, which may affect brain development. Low levels of lead can affect adults with high blood pressure or kidney problems.
BMI offers an array of professional services to help you stay informed on the quality of your drinking water. We can collect water samples, coordinate lab analysis, and prepare an easy-to-understand report with your personal recommendations. Check it out on our Water Quality page. Whether you are concerned about Lead or any other contaminant, our experienced team is here for you.
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