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Could Chemists Make Water From Lead Pipes Safe to Drink?

Lead leaching from pipes into the water supply is a serious public health concern. And if water sources or treatment regimens are changed, the new chemistry can cause water distribution systems that were previously safe to begin releasing toxic lead, as the crisis in Flint, Michigan, demonstrated a few years ago.

Scientists describe a cost-effective and quick method that could overcome these problems and make lead pipes safe for carrying drinking water:


Gabriel Lobo of University of California, Berkley Discusses the Research at the American Chemical Society Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition:


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