New York's annual survey of buildings with lead plumbing found that 14 percent had excessive levels of lead in the water. Will you ever be able to drink again?

Actually, that's not that bad, but it is a dramatic rise from the 5.4 percent of buildings that had too much lead last year. People living in the city, especially all those posh pre-war buildings you're so proud of, are advised to run the tap for 30 seconds and only use cold water if you plan on drinking or cooking the water. That's OK. Those people probably use Poland Spring to have their personal chef cook pasta anyway.

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