Flint researchers find alarming levels of lead in Cicero, Berwyn tap water, suggesting thousands of older homes at risk

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.

As far as state and federal regulators are concerned, there is no reason to worry about brain-damaging lead in tap water throughout Chicago and the city’s older suburbs.

But samples drawn independently in Berwyn and Cicero during the past year provide the latest evidence of hidden hazards lurking in homes and small apartment buildings built before 1986, when Congress outlawed the use of lead pipes to convey drinking water from municipal street mains.

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