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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Contaminated Water and Your Health

Both children and adults are vulnerable to the health effects of lead. Young children under the age of 5 are particularly vulnerable, because their body, brain, and metabolism are still developing. Lead exposure has been linked to a wide range of harmful effects on a child's development and on adult health. 


Legionnaires' Disease


Disinfection with Chlorine & Chloramine

  • This page last reviewed: October 24, 2016