Lead in plumbing and consequently in drinking water—going as far back as the Roman Empire—is the focus “How and Why We Need to Get the Lead Out of Our Lives,” broadcast on September 28, 2016, on the PBS NewsHour. The 6 min./50 second video, available online at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/need-get-lead-lives/, also reviews the history of research into the effects of lead on health, particularly in children. Other NewsHour videos on lead are collected at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/tag/lead/. For more information on lead in drinking water, see the U.S. EPA, “Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water,” online at https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water.
For a Water Central News Grouper item on the Flint, Michigan, drinking water/lead issue, please see Flint, Michigan, Drinking-water Crisis Information Sources, Including Virginia Tech Research Team.