A recent study in Sweden found 150 micrograms per litre of lead in the water output due to the brass water fittings. This is 15 times the acceptable level for Sweden
Note that Diva Coffee sells HLF coffee machines which use lead free Stainless Steel water fittings.
The lead was found to be leaking from brass components in the coffee machines, leading to lead levels of up to 150 microgrammes per litre of water.
According to Sweden’s National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket), the upper-limit of acceptable levels of lead in drinking water is 10 microgrammes per litre.
Prolonged exposure or ingestion of lead can cause damage to the nervous system, as well as blood and brain disorders. Lead exposure can also cause developmental problems for unborn children and lead to miscarriages.
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