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.
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.