By now we all must had heard about the dangerous side effects of lead. Lead is a chemical element which is soft, malleable and heavy. Lead has many beneficial properties such as high density, low melting point, ductility, and relative inertness against oxygen attack which make it a widely used metal in industry. Lead is mostly used in plumbing and painting.
However, on June 19, 1986, Congress enacted the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendment of 1986. The 2 key section of this law constitutes the “lead ban”.
In Section 1417 (which amends the SDWA):
In Section 109 (which does not amend SDWA):
Why Lead Was Banned?
Lead is a said to be highly poisonous metal which affects almost every parts of the body. The main dangerous side effect of lead is that it affects the nervous system of both adults and children. Unfortunately, lead is present is air, food, dirt, dust and in drinking water. In a study, it has clearly proved that average 15 to 20% of total intake of lead is from drinking water. You can’t avoid lead from air, food, dirt and dust to get into your body. However, lead from drinking water is preventable.
Why Lead is Used in Plumbing System?
Lead is used to prevent leaks in pipes and faucets. Lead act as lubricant to produce clean, smooth and flat object that helps to create pressure-tight connections to water lines.
Lead Free Brass Faucets: Best Way to Overcome Dangers of Lead
Aging pipes, plumbing systems, faucets are the main contributor of trace amount of lead in drinking water. To prevent the dangerous levels of lead from entering the drinking water system Aquilo Sanitaryware is offering all “Lead Free Brass faucets” and other plumbing material. This step is small but the best step towards stopping lead entering into drinking water and affecting human health.
Steps To Reduce Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water:
You can’t reduce the intake of lead from air, food, dirt and dust very easily and quickly. However, if by just replacing your plumbing system and faucets with “Lead Free Brass Faucets” you can reduce the lead intake from drinking water, then why not purchase “Lead Free Brass” from Aquilo and make your drinking water “LEAD FREE”