Recently in the District of Columbia, the discovery of elevated levels of lead in some children created a media frenzy over the safety of public drinking water.  And while some in Congress are using this occasion to press for tougher national standards, others, like Angela Logomasini of the Competitive Enterprise Institute feel the panic will soon drop like a lead balloon.  The reason is because, upon closer evaluation of the study, it appears only 14 children, out of 1,100 examined, had high lead levels to begin with.  Of those 14, all were found in homes with pealing lead paint, which experts say is a far more probable culprit than drinking water.  And since 6 of the 14 children didn’t even live in homes with lead lines, it appears this drinking water alarmism is largely all wet indeed!

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