Washington Post: Congress moves to reduce lead in drinking water

December 20, 2010
In The News

The Associated Press writes about the passage of Rep. Eshoo's bill to "significantly reduce exposures to lead in drinking water."

Highlights

Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a bill that would significantly reduce exposures to lead in drinking water.

Lead contamination can pose serious health risks, particularly to pregnant women and children. It has been linked to health problems such as kidney disease, hypertension, reduced IQs in children, and brain damage.

"In 21st century America, we have a responsibility to do more to protect our children and families against lead exposure acquired through plumbing systems," said Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., who authored the bill.

Read the full article at washingtonpost.com.