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There is no Safe level of lead in water


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There is no Safe level of lead in water


Search the locations we've tested to see if water in your area is affected by lead:

This map indicates the lead levels of tested public drinking fountains within the Greater Chicago Area. All tests conducted by Follow The Lead were tested using the OMEGA HHWT-14 photometer. Click HERE to learn more about our process.

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testing Chicago's water for lead


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testing Chicago's water for lead


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Our Mission

Follow the Lead was established to empower the public to determine if lead is an issue in their neighborhood and We want to inform the public of possible ways to help alleviate the problem at home.

 
 
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What Can You Do?


What Can You Do?


1

CHECK

Check our interactive map to see if we have discovered lead contamination in your neighborhood.

If a public fountain near you tests positive for lead that does not necessarily indicate that your home is at immediate risk, but it may be at an increased risk. 

2

TEST

Test your tap water at home to see if you are affected by lead water contamination. Lead water testing kits can be purchased from your local hardware store, online or by consulting a professional.

3

FILTER

Buy a Lead Eliminating Filter!

Filtering your water for lead is the easiest and most immediate way to fix this problem in your home. Certain carbon filters are able to filter up to 99% of lead as well as other water contaminants, resulting in safer drinking water.

Water filters come in many forms, such as re-usable bottles, pitchers, and sinks. However, not all filters eliminate lead, so make sure you check what a filter removes from water before purchasing.

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