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What is our role?

We are committed to reducing people’s exposure to lead.  We are part of the Water Health Partnership for Wales which is developing measures to reduce lead in drinking water and are working with a range of stakeholders to better understand how people are exposed to lead.  We also support GPs and local health departments who are treating children and adults exposed to high levels of lead and, in 2017, we were the first country in the UK to introduce a lower public health threshold for lead in blood to ensure an earlier identification of lead exposure.