Lead is rarely found in source water, but usually enters tap water through corrosion of plumbing materials. Homes built prior to 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures and solder. New homes are also at risk, even though they may be "legally lead-free", plumbing may still contain up to 8 percent lead. The most common problem is with brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures which can leach significant amounts of lead into the water. Lead in water can be a serious health risk for babies and young children. Lead has been linked to delayed development in children.
This test allows for a first draw sample and flush sample which can help you determine how much of the lead in your water is related to the plumbing in your home.
If you are performing testing to meet a regulatory requirement or if your results may be used for litigation purposes, please contact us for more information about testing packages designed for those purposes.