One of the main ways lead can get into (drinking) water is through plumbing systems – in your house, at work or in any public building.

Millions of combination boilers connected illegally to central heating systems containing toxic lead

This is the second paper in a series to support our campaign for World Health Organisation “International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2019” The literature The May/June (2019: 30) issue of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) Journal ‘P&H Engineering’ stated: In the reference that CIPHE make to ‘New Regulation’, they imply that […]

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Toxic Lead Solder approved by professional plumbing organisations and used widespread in UK colleges & homes

Is Lead Solder legal to use on Heating and Gas Systems? Lead in the water has found that the use of toxic lead solder is widespread in UK Further Education Colleges and by Gas Safe Registered Engineers for heating and gas pipe installations. Lead Solder appears to be approved on non-drinking water supplies in recent […]

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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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A lead-free plumbing future

First blog post, and many more to come! We at 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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