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Here are some ways to reduce your exposure to lead:1. When water has been standing in your pipes, run the cold water tap until the water gets noticeably colder. The lower temperature indicates you have cleared the water that has been standing in the pipes.2. Use only water from the cold water tap for drinking, cooking, and for making baby formula. Hot tap water dissolves lead faster and is likely to contain higher levels of lead if present.3. When repairing or replacing plumbing, insist on lead-free solder and lead-free fixtures.