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It is important to ensure that we all have good clean water to drink that is not contaminated by heavy metals or chemicals. One common pollutant in a water supply is lead in old pipes or paints that can leach into the water and cause lead poisoning. There are different kits available for testing the presence of lead and other contaminants in water. Test your water supply, and also the water in some local ponds, lakes or streams. The same contaminants that can harm you can also harm wildlife. Can you find any areas of concern? (Haman and Bottcher, 1986)

Bibliography

Haman, D.Z. and D.B. Bottcher, 1986. "Home Water Quality and Safety," Gainesville, FL: University of Florida, IFAS Extension. Retrieved March 1, 2006, from http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AE009.

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Science Buddies Staff. "Water Quality." Science Buddies, 14 June 2018, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/EnvSci_p024/environmental-science/water-quality. Accessed 29 May 2020.

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