Boiling potential lead water

If there is a risk of lead in water, would boiling said water fix the danger?

Asked by Greg on 13th Jul 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Boiling water will not remove lead
If you believe you have higher than normal amounts you should contact environmental health.
If it because you have lead pipes in your home then this can and should be replaced."
Answered on 13th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"A lot of lead pipes have now been replaced with plastic. Lead is harmful to humans and in particular pregnant women and young children and boiling the water makes no difference. If you are worried your water supplier should be able to check the lead levels in your pipe work and advise accordingly"
Answered on 7th Nov 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"if you have lead pipework supplying your house ,or lead pipes on the main in your house, if possible have them removed, as they get older there is a chance lead will be absorbed into the water (plumbo solvency ) boiling will not remove the lead."
Answered on 27th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
"No. Boiling won't remove lead in water. Very dangerous to health if you know there is lead in your system"
Answered on 8th Sep 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Noo it makes the lead greater as the water will evaporates and leave the lead behind"
Answered on 13th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Hi NO you need to remove said lead pipes
And replace them"
Answered on 13th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
"No, all needs to be replaced, boiling will not solve this"
Answered on 4th Aug 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"Boiling water will never elimite lead, after boiled water is evaporated, lead is left behind. Need to consult and expect to check your lead pipes and change them"
Answered on 25th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"Lead killed the Romans .
Check your water mains where it comes into the property as old lead pipe should be removed .
A leadlock is a compression fitting that will fit on the old lead pipe to convert the next pipe to copper or plastic .
You can contact your local water board supplier of the outside main from the main service pipe is old lead pipe and they may replace for you .
You say boil lead .Why ?
People used lead pipe for years and lived long lives ."
Answered on 4th Aug 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"You will have to remove the lead pipe in your home"
Answered on 26th Jul 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
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