High levels of lead found in Herne Hill flats' water supply

1/28/2022 10:59:00 PM

Lead found in the water of a South London estate

Lead found in the water of a South London estate

Ben Archard and his wife Emmanuelle say they are worried about the health of their young children.

Image caption,Ben Archard and his wife Emmanuelle say they have spent about £2,000 on bottled water over the yearsResidents of an estate in south London say they are "scared" and relying on bottled water after high levels of lead were found in the water supply.

Tenants of Dorchester Court, a private estate of about 100 flats, have been advised not to drink their tap water while further testing is carried out.Lead can cause serious poisoning if it builds up in the body.The estate's management company says it is working with the local authority to investigate the scale of the problem.

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'Since 1970, lead water pipes have been banned. However, it's estimated 8m buildings in the UK, mostly homes, still have lead pipes because the owners haven't replaced them. Some underground service pipes owned by water suppliers are also made of lead.'

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Tenants of Dorchester Court, a private estate of about 100 flats, have been advised not to drink their tap water while further testing is carried out. Lead can cause serious poisoning if it builds up in the body. Loves it. The estate's management company says it is working with the local authority to investigate the scale of the problem.” It says that it is also a good idea to add more vegetarian options like beans, lentils, tofu and nuts to your weekly meal plans, and “get in the habit of filling half your plate with vegetables and fruit”. 'Extreme risks' Environmental Health officers from Lambeth Council recently organised tests on the supply at the estate in Herne Hill after concerns were raised by residents. It's not currently available to buy but click the model image to get the designer on your radar and shop the new collection. The water at two of four flats tested was found to contain levels higher the legal limit of 10 mcg per litre. He said, in the light of his decision, Ms Patel had two working days in which to decide whether to extradite.

"Living with the possibility of lead poisoning is scary," leaseholder Ben Archard said. MailOnline may earn commission on sales from these product links . The NHS says that more than two in five people in England have high cholesterol. "The risks are extreme." Mr Archard and his wife Emmanuelle found out several years ago their pipes were lead ones.. They have been buying bottled water since as a precaution, to protect the health of their two children, aged two and four. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) recommends all adults have a cholesterol check at any age, even if they feel completely well. Babies and young children are most at risk from exposure to lead, as their development can be affected. “The judge was entitled to expect a clear explanation of the reasons why the extension was needed.

Emmanuelle said she was "stressed and scared". She added that they have to plan their lives around maintaining stocks of bottled water, which she said had been a financial strain. Your total cholesterol should be 5mmol/L or less for healthy adults or 4mmol/L or less for those at high risk. "We calculated we have spent over £2,000 in the last few years. That could have been a family holiday or a new kitchen," she said. Lambeth Council says it is working with the water supplier, Thames Water, to test the water in all the properties on the estate. They claim that he deliberately overstated the value of his business, which specialised in software to sort through large data sets.

Property Partners, which manages the flats, said bottled water was being supplied to all residents while tests are carried out. 'Expensive' problem Since 1970, the use of lead in water pipes has been banned, due to its potential for dissolving into the water and causing poisoning. However, it is estimated that about eight million buildings in the UK, mostly homes, still have lead pipes, because the owners have not replaced them. Some underground service pipes, owned by water suppliers, are also made of lead. Prof Vanessa Speight, an expert in civil engineering and water quality, said replacing pipes had proved "difficult". Mr Justice Hildyard began overseeing a High Court trial in London more than two years ago.

"It's an expensive problem. It's one the water industry has committed to really trying to tackle over the next 20 or 30 years. It's tricky, because we know what to do, but it's complicated, it's disruptive and it's expensive," she said. Lauren Finlay, the property manager for Dorchester Court, said it was "pointless" to discuss the future of lead pipes in the flats until the testing had finished. However, she said plans had been submitted to Lambeth Council to "undertake structural repairs, replace the windows, upgrade the heating system and replace all lead pipework".7 billion) write-down of the firm’s worth just over a year after its acquisition.

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