Question of the Day – Wednesday June 13, 2018

Question – Most pediatric environmental lead exposure occurs as a result of the deterioration of aging lead paint environments. What percent of pediatric lead exposure derives from drinking water?

Answer – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that up to 20% of childhood lead exposure may come from drinking water. (https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/toolkit_leadschools_fs_3ts_pws.pdf; accessed June 2018)