Health expert: We must repair New Jersey’s pipes because no amount of lead in water is safe

By Arturo Brito, President & CEO, Children's Health Fund
People carrying bottled water
The president of the Children’s Health Fund says that until the state’s corroding infrastructure is fixed we need to increase public awareness about the dangers of ingesting lead. Above, Newark residents carry bottled water in 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)AP

Nearly 10 years ago, thanks to the alarm sounded by pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, many in the United States learned about the dangerous levels of lead in the Flint, Mich., water supply. While disturbing at the time, what’s even more concerning is that almost a decade later, the presence of lead in water systems throughout the nation continues to be a significant public health concern.


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