[LMB] OT: Repairmen, was Bothari as parent

Karen Hunt huntkc at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 12:25:44 BST 2012


>> I never heard of lead being used as a supply pipe anywhere in
>> the US.
>
> It is in supply lines. There is evidence of significant lead poisoning in DC school kids.
>

The scary part is that changing things piecemeal would likely make
things worse for a time.  There's some belief that the pipes mostly
have impervious "coatings" inside by now.  If you take out some pipes
and leave others in, the joints where you make the change are suddenly
more exposed and are likely to leach more lead into the water.

Makes for a pretty fix to be in...

Karen Hunt


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