Bottle-fed babies most at risk as study shows high lead exposure in US water


Researchers say Black infants may be more at risk while about 80% of homes had detectable levels of lead in tap water

  • This story is co-published with Consumer Reports

Not long after Peter and Erica Finin moved from Michigan to Pittsburgh, they had the tap water in their new home tested for lead. It was 2017, and “the whole [lead] situation in Flint was very much in the news”, Peter says. They’d been thinking about starting a family, and wanted to be safe.

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