Author
WHO

Year of Publishing
2022

Publisher
World Health Organization

Institution

Lead in drinking-water: Health risks, monitoring and corrective actions Technical brief

Description:

Lead is a priority chemical hazard that should be included in national drinking-water quality standards and monitored as part of drinking-water quality surveillance.

This document provides practical guidance to support the assessment and management of lead contamination in drinking-water supplies. Step-wise guidance is provided to support action when elevated lead concentrations are detected in drinking-water. It also explains why lead in drinking-water is an important issue and sources of lead exposure in water supplies.


Bibliographical Information:

WHO (2022) Lead in drinking-water: Health risks, monitoring and corrective actions. Technical brief , World Health Organization , Geneva, Switzerland


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