"Denver Detects Lead in Tapwater, Urges Residents To Limit Exposure"

"Drinking water in one out of eight Denver homes with lead plumbing may be contaminated with lead — a health hazard that causes brain and nerve damage, especially in children."

"This result from recent tests has forced Denver Water to warn residents and to take action to protect people.

The lead concentrations measured in samples from 60 homes exceeded the federal drinking water standard of 15 parts per billion by as much as 3.8 times.

The 13 percent of Denver homes that had high lead levels, up from 8 percent of homes in 2011, is the highest percentage logged in 12 years, according to Denver Water data provided to the Denver Post."

Bruce Finley reports for the Denver Post November 7, 2012.
 

Source: Denver Post, 11/07/2012