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Hot Water From the Tap in CT

Never Drink Hot Water From the Tap in CTWhy?

The reason is that hot water dissolves contaminants more quickly than cold water, and many pipes in Connecticut homes contain lead that can leach into water. Lead can damage the brain and nervous system, especially in young children.

Lead is rarely found in source water, but enters your water supply through corroded plumbing. The Environmental Protection Agency says that older homes are more likely to have pipes and fixtures that contain lead, but that even newer plumbing advertised as “lead-free” can still contain as much as 8 percent lead. A study published in The Journal of Environmental Health in 2002 found that tap water represented 14 to 20 percent of total lead exposure.

To reduce the risk of lead exposure for your family, the E.P.A. says cold tap water should always be used for preparing baby formula, cooking and drinking. It also warns that boiling water does not remove lead but can actually increase its concentration. More information is at www.epa.gov/lead.

The Conclusion:

Stay safe.  Hot water from the tap should never be used for cooking or drinking.

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