Using a garden hose to wash down a driveway or sidewalk can use 25 gallons of water in just 5 minutes. Instead, use a broom to clean sidewalks and driveways.
Your family doctor or pediatrician can perform a blood test for lead and provide you with information about the health effects of lead.
State and local government agencies that can be contacted include:
(617-242-5323 or www.mwra.com)
For information about your community's water supply, and a list of local laboratories that have been certified by DEP for testing water quality.
(1-800-532-9571 or www.mass.gov/dph/)
For information about the health effects of lead and how you can have your child's blood tested.
(800-424-LEAD or www.epa.gov/lead)
For information about where lead is found and how to protect your family.
For additional information about lead in drinking water.