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EPA: Lead-removal water filters are working

EPA: Lead-removal water filters are working
Posted at 5:54 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2021-01-14 15:59:52-05

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released updated sample results from Flint that show the lead-removal filters are working as expected in Flint homes with high lead levels.

According to the EPA, they visited homes with high levels of lead contamination were previously detected in sample by the MDEQ. The EPA sampled raw water, water from resident's existing filters and water from new filters to determine the level of lead in the water.

The agency also re-visited some homes with high lead levels it had previously sampled and re-tested water from the filters.

"The latest results show that NSF-certified filters are effective at removing lead from water," the EPA said in a release.

They are urging residents to continue to use the filters according to instructions and replace filter cartridges before they retire.

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