UK Water Authorities advise the Public to Identify Toxic Lead pipes in Homes using Dangerous Scratch Test

Some of the UK Water Authorities who recommend the Toxic Scratch Test: Watersafe Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering United Utilities Water Regulations Advisory Scheme Water UK Severn Trent Thames Water Drinking Water Inspectorate The Drinking Water Inspectorate refer to themselves as the ‘Guardians of drinking water quality’ and that might be the case […]

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‘Suitable’ vs ‘Wholesome’ Drinking Water: What is best for school children?

Water supplies for English and Welsh school children appear to have differing standards – ‘suitable’ vs ‘wholesome’.  It begs the question: What could this mean in terms of drinking water quality? has compared school drinking water provision in England and Wales. The article draws on the 2019 National Education Union ‘Standards for school premises’ […]

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Why Lead solder is not allowed on gas systems in UK

There has been much debate recently on the use of Lead Solder for heating pipes and non-potable supplies which include gas. This paper is the first in a series to be published by as part of the World Health Organisation ‘International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2019 #ILPPW2019’ A range of organisations, professionals and occupational workers […]

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World Plumbing Day 2019

It’s World Plumbing Day on 11 March 2019. The World Health Organization and United Nations has awarded with a Certificate of Gratitute for our work on raising awareness about the risks of Lead contamination. We take this work seriously and thank the WHO for their efforts to improve public health with the eradication of […]

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