Below you will find links to helpful documents and other resources to help answer questions you have about lead and lead in drinking water.
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US Environmental Protection Agency - EPA
EPA Lead Homepage - https://www.epa.gov/lead
Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water
Is there lead in my drinking water? https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=500025PW.txt
Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips for Families https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-02/documents/fight_lead_poisoning_with_a_healthy_diet.pdf
Actions you can take to reduce lead in your Drinking Water https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=20001R4V.txt
US Centers for Disease Control - CDC
Lead Homepage https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/
Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/water.htm
National Sanitation Foundation - NSF
Certified Product Listings for Lead Reduction (Filters) - www.nsf.org/info/leadfiltrationguide
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection - MassDEP
Lead in drinking water information for the general public, schools & day care, and water suppliers
Overview of Lead in Massachusetts Drinking Water http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/drinking/overview-of-lead-in-massachusetts-drinking-water.html
Massachusetts Department of Public Health - MassDPH
Lead in Drinking Water FAQ -
Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Collaborative
The Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Collaborative, a diverse coalition of 23 national public health, water utility, environmental, labor, consumer, housing and state and local government organizations, released an online toolkit designed to help communities across the United States accelerate removal of lead service lines. Removing these lead pipes provides an opportunity to significantly reduce the risk of exposure to lead in drinking water. the Collaborative's toolkit includes a road map for getting started, suggested practices to identify and remove lead service lines in a safe, equitable, and cost-effective manner, policies that federal and state leaders could adopt to support local efforts, and links to additional resources that may be helpful when developing local programs.