How can I reduce lead in drinking water at home?
Flush your pipes before drinking, and only use cold water for drinking, cooking and especially for making baby formula. Hot water from a water heater may contain impurities that should not be ingested. Some of these impurities might be metals from household plumbing that dissolve more rapidly in hot water and are concentrated in the heating process.

Anytime the water in a particular faucet has not been used for several hours, "flush" your cold-water pipes by running the water until it becomes as cold as it will get. (This could take as little as five to 30 seconds if there has been recent heavy water use such as showering or toilet flushing. Otherwise, it could take two minutes or longer.) The more time water has been sitting in your home's pipes, the more lead it may contain.

You should also remove and clean the aerators on all of your faucets on a regular basis. This could reduce high lead levels because of lead solder being caught in the screen.

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