Family links mother’s memory issues to tap
A MOTHER who consumed water from a suspect tap every day for a year complained of memory problems before lead poisoning concerns that remain unresolved became public.
The woman’s husband recently contacted The CourierMail frustrated that 14 months after authorities raised the alarm there is still no definitive proof the Easy Home mixer from Aldi is safe.
The family, which requested anonymity, bought the tap in June 2016 and used water from it for drinking and cooking until the Queensland Building and Construction Commission issued an alert in July last year following testing by Queens- land Health. The test found water from the $79.99 tap from China – bought by 12,000 households – contained up to 15 times the maximum allowable level of lead.
“When that warning came out we stopped using it,” the 36-year-old woman’s husband said, “but my wife had begun complaining of memory worries before that.”
However, she did not consult a doctor. Her husband and their young children did not feel symptoms.
Aldi and QBCC are unable to agree on how to do further, final testing. The QBCC still says households should not use water from the taps.