What is lead?

Lead is a common metal found in the environment. Historically, because it is so common and because it has a number of qualities that make it easy to work with, lead was used extensively for many things, including construction and plumbing.

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1. What is lead?
2. Is there lead in my water?
3. What is a lead service line?
4. What is the health impact of a lead service line?
5. Are there are other sources of lead in my water?
6. How to protect yourself? What can I do?
7. How do I know if I have a lead service line?
8. I’ve identified my service. Now what?
9. Are there other sources of information?