The EPA has a new consumer tool to help you determine if your home water filter removes lead.

Click the image below to read the full guide on the EPA’s site, or click THIS LINK for a full downloadable PDF of the two-page info-sheet.

Once you have taken a look at it, please do let me know if you have any questions.

Standards to know in looking for efficient water filtration:

  1. 15 Parts Per Billion (ppb): The Federal standard at or above which tap-water is considered to have an unsafe level of Lead.
  2. 5 ppb: The Federal standard at or above which bottled-water is considered to have an unsafe level of Lead.
  3. 1 ppb: The standard set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (click this link for more info) at or above which water-fountain-water in schools is considered to have an unsafe level of Lead.

AAP Report from August 2017

As always, my opinion is that you should shoot for the strictest standard to protect your children and therefore the water they drink should be below 1 ppb Lead.

Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts!

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama


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