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Category Press Release
Publish Date 2/23/2017
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Thousands of Brass Faucets to be Replaced Due to Lead Leaching Concerns
Introduction EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead concerns from drinking water, paints and other sources.

Ann Arbor, MI February 23, 2017  

Last month, CNN published a report about plans in Flint, Michigan to help improve the lives of thousands of residents impacted by the city’s water issues with lead contamination. According to the report, as many as 4,000 homes in the city may have up to two aging brass faucets replaced at no charge since brass faucets and other brass components were identified as a significant contributor of lead during recent testing.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced the new program. It has caught the attention of others around the nation that are also experiencing water quality concerns.

While lead is rarely found in source water, it can enter tap water through the corrosion of plumbing materials, including brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures. These can leach significant amounts of lead into the water, especially with hot water. The public should also recognize that buildings and homes constructed before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures and solder.

People concerned about the possible presence of lead or other contaminants in their water can turn to EMSL Analytical, Inc. for comprehensive water testing. EMSL tests for heavy metals, microbial contaminants and other pollutants.  EMSL even offers an easy-to-use Drinking Water Test Kit.  A video about lead in drinking water, sponsored by EMSL, can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MhhreaWOv8.

To learn more about lead and water testing or other environmental, health and safety services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com. To access the Drinking Water Test Kit, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations.  In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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