First Focus on Children submitted the following comment to Dr. Jennifer L. McLainm, the Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to applaud the EPA for taking steps to update America’s outdated infrastructure and provide clean, safe drinking water for all.

Excerpt from the Comment:

There is no safe blood lead level (BLL) for children, meaning that any and all lead exposure could potentially lead to severe health consequences. Children drink more water per pound of body weight than adults, making them more susceptible to smaller levels of lead. Additionally, lower blood levels of lead cause greater impacts on children than in fully-developed adults. Infants are perhaps at the most risk of consuming lead in drinking water, as those who consume formula may receive up to 60% of their lead exposure via water (as compared to 20% for the average person).

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