Clean water can get contaminated on its way to your faucet. In America, more than 9 million lead service lines connect city water to individual homes (and apartments), leaving millions of people vulnerable to potentially harmful doses of lead. Retired EPA scientist — and Flint whistleblower — Miguel Del Toral shows us lead pipes unearthed from his property in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood and explains why they're no longer considered safe. And we talk to a Milwaukee father, who stumbled upon this lesson with his young son.
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→ Read Del Toral’s memorandum on Flint
Miguel Del Toral, EPA scientist (retired)
Rick Rabin, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health
Tory Lowe, Milwaukee activist (and father of four)
Karen Baehler, scholar-in-residence at American University School of Public Affairs
Photo: Lauren Rosenthal | APM Reports