NARA-Lead Poisoning Article Reprint
Each day, children bathe in it, play in it, and are washed carefully in it. Yet according to a special report on April 19, 1995 edition of Good Morning America, porcelain bathtubs are one of the America's most unexpected sources of lead exposure for children by the Centers of Disease Control.
A survey of more than 750 bathtubs and it was found that, overall, 62% of all porcelain tubs tested positive with Lead Check Swabs. Specifically, 77% of the cast iron tubs and 25% of the steel tubs tested positive.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 57 million U.S. homes have dangerously high lead levels.