The EPA says hot tap water can contain as much lead as a cheap toy from China—”We call it dollar-store tea,” says an EPA spokesman. Okay, seriously, the EPA said none of that but they do warn you to not drink hot tap water. Heated water can leach out contaminants in old pipes, and boiling it doesn’t remove the lead—so only use cold tap water for drinking, cooking, and preparing baby formula. [New York Times]