|If your home was built before the 1980s, or if you drink tank water, you are likely to have lead solder in your pipes.
If you want to be sure, use this simple, do-it-yourself kit that will measure the level of lead in your drinking water and compare it to EPA recommended levels.
From Healthy Home, Healthy Family;
Lead is a toxic heavy metal that may arise from lead solder on metal pipe, brass taps, lead pipe (used prior to 1930), and PVC pipe. Lead poses a major risk to children's physical and mental health with extensive research associating it with a reduced IQ, impaired hearing, anti-social behaviour, learning and behaviourhal disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as increased aggressive behaviour and criminal tendencies to name only a few! (Bijlsma, 2010).