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Can you get lead poisoning by taking a shower in water which

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Can you get lead poisoning by taking a shower in water which has lead in it. I have been told my water is a 14.

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No, the lead in the water cannot penetrate the skin and enter your system


 

Hello,

One thing I would add is I would not allow any children to shower or bath in the water. Small children tend to drink some of their bath/shower water. Here is a website from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with further information (http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/water.htm). Though this website is good and states that showering is not a problem, it doesn't take into account the fact that some people, especially children do drink bath/shower water. I know that you are not a child, but it's good to know in case you have others living with you or visitors with children, especially since lead is more harmful to children than adults.

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Andy
Andy PhD DABT, Toxicologist
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