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UK training provider promotes use of lead-based solder

BPEC, ‘an industry-leading provider of qualifications, assessments and learning materials’, appear to condone the use of lead solder in their training materials. In a their publication ‘Essential Plumbing Skills Development for Copper Pipe Installation’ (page 7), which can be seen by clicking the link or the excerpt below, BPEC state that “leaded solder is beneficial to achieve early […]

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International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action – WHO

It is the World Health Organization (WHO) International lead poisoning prevention week of action between 21-27 October 2018. An important source of domestic lead exposure, particularly in children, is paint containing high levels of lead. These paints are still widely available and used in many countries for decorative purposes, although good substitutes without lead are available. […]

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World Plumbing Day

World Plumbing Day (11 March 2018) celebrates one of the most important professions for human flourishing – plumbing. The importance of plumbing is taken seriously across the world – especially in Hong Kong, whose fatal SARS virus outbreak in 2003 was arguably exacerbated by improper workmanship. But Hong Kong’s plumbing has been is in the […]

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A lead-free plumbing future

First blog post, and many more to come! We at leadinthewater.com would be happy to hear from anyone out there with an interest or expertise in this topic. Our platform aims to educate the public and law-makers, so they can better understand the health risks associated with lead in the water and global instances of […]

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