Flush your taps

Water flows from a tap

Research has shown that some water supplies are “plumbosolvent” – they have the ability to dissolve harmful metals, such as lead, from household fittings.

The resulting water can sometimes contain unacceptably high levels of lead and poses a health risk especially if consumed over a long period.

One simple solution is to flush the first mug full of water if the tap has not been used for several hours overnight.

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