Preventing Lead Poisoning in Children
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How to Avoid This Source of Lead
You can easily avoid any lead which is in your drinking water by never using the hot water tap to make food, instant coffee, instant soup, cocoa or any other beverage. Never use water from the hot water tap to make formula, cereal or any beverage or food for an infant or child. Always use the cold water tap for drinking and cooking because hot water is likely to contain higher levels of lead. Anytime you haven’t used a faucet for six or more hours, flush the old water out of your plumbing by running the water for three to five minutes or until it is as cold as it will get.