Why Is the Israeli Health Ministry Unconcerned About Lead in Tap Water?

Up to 15% of water samples examined following initial test on espresso machines were found to exceed accepted levels. Top ministry official says he ‘can’t be responsible for 8 million people,’ but water expert says ministry has a duty to protect the public.

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Lab tests conducted recently by the Standards Institute of Israel turned up high concentrations of lead in tap water in a number of cities throughout Israel. The results came to light while the institute was...