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Contamination of water by leads occurs almost exclusively through contact with lead pipework and lead containing materials. The concentration of lead, which leaches. Into water varies between water supply zones, between properties and overtime, and a sampling technique is required to determine the actual intake by the consumer. It is possible to obtain a representative sample over a period of time using a special device but this method is not appropriate for routine monitoring.

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Authors: KIWA, ;(NL),
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19087 EN (1999), 55pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-6888-5
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