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BEREA – The City of Berea has announced the detection of lead in its drinking water distribution system that exceeds the federal/state ‘action level.’

Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Residents can reduce their lead exposure by running water for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using in order to flush out the lead, and using only cold water to drink or prepare baby formula.

Residents are advised to visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s website for more information about lead.

In sampling done earlier this month, two of the city’s 15 collections exceeded the acceptable amount of lead micrograms per liter. The Berea Water Treatment Plant is presently making adjustments to its treatment process and is also retesting lead levels.



Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

Picture Courtesy of Colin Walton and Getty Images

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