Unsafe Levels of Lead Found in Tapwater

Tests from Irish Water showed that lead levels in drinking water were above the limit by 15 in the North Dublin area, and is found to be unsafe in other places in Ireland such as in Clare, Sligo, Waterford, Wexford, and Offaly. Irish Water said that there are no longer any lead mains in Ireland, but lead pipes still exist which may be a reason for this rise of lead concentration in our drinking water. According to the HSE, “No level of lead in drinking water is now considered to be completely safe.” Here in the Institute, we continue to work on innovative ideas such as sensors which may help in earlier identification of unsafe impurities in water such as lead. It is important that we know and are assured that our drinking water is safe as it is one of the commodities we have that is necessary!
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