What are the risks of lead exposure?

Lead can cause a variety of adverse health effects when people are exposed to it. These effects may include increases in the blood pressure of some adults; delays in normal physical and mental development in babies and young children; and, deficits in the attention span, hearing, and learning abilities of children.

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1. What is lead?
2. How can I be exposed to lead?
3. What are the risks of lead exposure?
4. How does lead get into my drinking water?
5. Is my home at risk for lead plumbing?
6. I’m concerned my home may have lead plumbing. How can I find out?
7. Will my water utility replace my lead service line?