Lead in drinking-water: Health risks, monitoring and corrective actions
Lead is a priority chemical hazard that should be included in national drinking-water quality standards and monitored as part of drinking-water quality surveillance.
This document from the World Health Organization (WHO) provides practical guidance to support the assessment and management of lead contamination in drinking-water supplies.
Step-wise guidance is provided to support action when elevated lead concentrations are detected in drinking-water. It also explains why lead in drinking-water is an important issue and sources of lead exposure in water supplies.