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Old 02-06-2013, 03:12 AM   #11
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That's a world wide number, and mostly in countries that don't attempt to control lead.
Hey, someone asked, he just provided the facts...
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:18 AM   #12
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I'm not bashing, just pointing out that it's a world wide number. This country does a good job of limiting lead exposure but I believe California goes to the extreme.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:31 AM   #13
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That's a world wide number, and mostly in countries that don't attempt to control lead.
You mean countries that don't do things like prohibit the use of lead-treated piping for drinking water?
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:00 AM   #14
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I remember seeing that warning on some glasses I was looking at on the Stone website. That's what you really want to see in a product description...

Apparently everything in California causes cancer; fortunately I'm in frigid Michigan.

http://stonecompanystore.com/store/p...ecialty-Glass/

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:03 AM   #15
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I was in Cali this time last year. They have warning labels on EVERY FREAKING THING in that state! You can't go into a restaurant without being accosted by warning signs! I mean, I honestly think I saw signs that warned people that the food they are consuming will be against their religion!

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #16
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About 143,000 per year, according to the WHO.

http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global...eport_full.pdf
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Overall, 98% of adults and 99% of children affected by exposure to lead live in low- and middle-income countries.
The US is definitely not a low or middle-income country. While I can understand the enjoyment someone may yield from proving another wrong; it is imperative that A) your supporting facts are correct and applicable B) the original question was not rhetorical. Unfortunately, you did not fulfill either.
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Nah, don't be worried. They will still sell the same old brass, just with new labels "not for potable water"
My rep said probably not when I mentioned it doesn't affect us since we deal primarily with steam. She said that it wouldn't be feasible for many companies to make a leaded and lead-free version, they will only offer the lead-free version. The last 2" rising stem valves I bought were already $750 a piece, now tack on another 20%.
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From your linked report:

The US is definitely not a low or middle-income country. While I can understand the enjoyment someone may yield from proving another wrong; it is imperative that A) your supporting facts are correct and applicable B) the original question was not rhetorical. Unfortunately, you did not fulfill either.
You're welcome to disagree, of course, but there's no need to belittle my intent as simple one-upsmanship.

You are correct: there is relatively little lead poisoning in first-world countries. Perhaps that has something to do with laws on things like lead-content in drinking water systems. In other words, pointing out that the deaths are predominantly from places without environmental protections on lead doesn't refute my point; it is my point.
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You're welcome to disagree, of course, but there's no need to belittle my intent as simple one-upsmanship.
Indulge me then, what was your point in providing an un-related fact?
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Indulge me then, what was your point in providing an un-related fact?
Around the world, many people are killed by environmental lead. In places with relatively more stringent regulations, far, far fewer people are killed by environmental lead. Therefore, to answer your other (probably also intended as rhetorical) question: yes, it is great that potable water systems are subject to stringent requirements on lead-content.
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