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Water helps you digest food and then turn that food into energy. Water regulates body temperature, keeps your mouth moistened, and maintains muscle tone. Water carries nutrients and oxygen to every cell in the body, and protects and cushions vital organs and joints.

Other Lead Resources

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:

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

(617-242-5323 or www.mwra.com)external link icon

For information about your community's water supply, and a list of local laboratories that have been certified by DEP for testing water quality.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

(1-800-532-9571 or www.mass.gov/dph/)external link icon

For information about the health effects of lead and how you can have your child's blood tested.

Environmental Protection Agency

(800-424-LEAD or www.epa.gov/lead)external link icon

For information about where lead is found and how to protect your family.

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

(617-292-5770 or http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/drinking/lead-and-other-contaminants-in-drinking-water.html)external link icon

For additional information about lead in drinking water.

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