The Environmental Protection Agency maximum contaminant level goals (MCLG). for Lead is Zero (0.000 mg/L) and Copper is 1.3 mg/L or 1.3 ppm. How much is in your water?
Copper is a reddish metal that occurs naturally. It is an essential element for living organisms, including humans, and-in small amounts-necessary in our diet to ensure good health.
However, too much copper can cause adverse health effects, including vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea. It has also been associated with liver damage and kidney disease.
Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. It can be toxic to humans and animals causing of health effects.
Lead accumulation can result in serious effects to developing fetus', infants, children and other at risk adults.
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