Additional Resources

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

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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

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/drinking/lead-in-drinking-water.html

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 - 

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/environmental/lead/lead-drinking-water-faq.pdf

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.