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D.C. Says Water Unsafe for Kids, Pregnant Women

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D.C. Says Water Unsafe for Kids, Pregnant Women

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D.C. Says Water Unsafe for Kids, Pregnant Women

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Health officials in Washington, D.C., are cautioning thousands of children under 6 and pregnant women not to drink tap water. Officials discovered lead levels far above federal safety standards in thousands of homes that get their water supply through old lead pipes. Lisa Nurnberger of member station WAMU reports.