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Tot much lead in Amsterdam tapwater


The tap water in Amsterdam is contaminated with lead in some area's. The GGD advises pregnant women in Amsterdam not to drink tap water. In particular, Tuindorp Nieuwendam and Tuindorp Buiksloot (Amsterdam-Noord) still have many lead pipes. Here the advice to pregnant women, infants and children up to the age of 7 is not to drink tap water while the lead wayerpipes are replaced. But because there are also lead pipes lying deep in the other districts of the city, the GGD advises pregnant women throughout the municipality of Amsterdam not to drink tap water. Lead can be assigned to the child through the placenta. Pregnant women can better drink water from store-bought bottles. Another option is to check the amount of lead in your tapwater at home, for example through water-lab.nl