Unsafe Lead Contamination Found In Chicago Drinking Water
September 28, 2022
Recent tests for thousands of consumers in Chicago found that 5% of them were being served with drinking water that contained exceedingly high levels of lead contamination.
“One in 20 tap water tests performed for thousands of Chicago residents found lead, a neurotoxin, at or above US government limits, according to a Guardian analysis of a City of Chicago data trove,” The Guardian reported. “This means that out of the 24,000 tests, approximately 1,000 homes had lead exceeding federal standards.”