As a provider of childcare services for Minnesota's children, you value their healthy development. Awareness of environmental concerns and actions that you can take to reduce adverse effects can help make a quality childcare experience. Lead is a toxic metal commonly found in air, soil, dust, food, drinking water, and in products such as lead based paint. Lead is harmful to human health when ingested or inhaled. Small levels of lead can build up over time and cause health risks. There is no known beneficial purpose for lead in the body. The current scientific consensus is that there is no safe level of lead exposure. This information sheet provides general information about reducing lead in drinking water.
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Minnesota Department of Health (St. Paul, Minnesota)
MN Department of Health