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Over the past few decades exposure to lead has decreased significantly due to a reduction in the use of lead as an additive in gasoline, paint, and solder.
However, contamination can still occur from:
The Ontario Drinking Water Standards for lead is 10 micrograms per litre. This level was set to protect the most "at risk" population, pregnant women and small children.
Even small amounts of lead can be harmful especially for developing brains of fetuses and children under the age of six. Today, most of a child's lead exposure is from food, dirt and dust. The amount of lead exposure from drinking water is low compared to all other sources.
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Older homes and properties are more likely to have lead in the plumbing or the service line.
You may be able to determine yourself if you have lead in your service line. However, the most accurate way to establish this is have a licensed plumber do an inspection.
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .