Views From the Field: Reducing the Risk of Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water

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Publication Date: 
June, 2017
Major Issue: 
Environmental Health Basics
Issue Area: 
Environment (Air, Water, Land)
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Two girls splashing water in their hands.

Even after the Flint water crisis, millions of Americans still have unhealthy levels of lead in their drinking water with children and underserved communities disproportionately affected.  One of the main causes of lead contamination in drinking water is lead service lines. Foundations have deep roots in many communities and can have an important role in encouraging and sustaining conversations among the diverse groups involved with the replacement of lead services lines.  

In a Grantmakers In Health Views from the Field essay, Nancy Stoner, Water Program Director and Senior Fellow, Pisces Foundation, and Gail Bingham, President Emeritus, RESOLVE, discuss how health and water funders can work together to address this continuing public health issue through innovative approaches and collaboration. 

Nancy Stoner and Gail Bingham