P.E.R.R.O. Presentation at the Lozano Library regarding Drinking Water Safety Concerns in Chicago by Health Expert David E. Jacobs
As for the recent research conducted by the EPA, it displays and recapitulates the potential contamination of drinking water in the area due to the new water meter installments in Chicago, especially in the Pilsen community. This informed statement has originally been emphasized through a The Chicago Tribune report called “City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water”. This report highlighted the city’s officials negligence to notify community members about how “80% of the properties in Chicago are hooked up to service lines made of lead”. These are not the only potential hazards of being exposed for they have also found that the city has been utilizing defective testing methods for testing lead.
Apart from cautioning you about the potential lead contamination in the Chicago Area, it is also paramount that you understand the detrimental impacts of being lead poisoned..
According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lead is known to cause an assortment of health problems that can range from abdominal pain, constipation, depression, irritability, and can lead to other health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and reduced fertility if the exposure is prolonged.