Flint is famous for failing to keep lead out of its drinking water, but in December 2016, Reuters found nearly 3,000 areas with recently recorded lead poisoning rates at least double those in Flint during the peak of that city’s contamination crisis. And more than 1,100 of these communities had a rate of elevated blood tests at least four times higher. http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-lead-testing/
Reuters attributed this to the decay of American water-delivery infrastructure. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding.
No amount of lead is safe; tiny doses hurt your brain less, but they still hurt. Whether you use bottled water, Brita filters, water distillers, or other means of purifying your water, make sure you keep your water pure somehow.