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Fact Sheets for Health Professionals

Lead and Drinking Water: Information for Health Professionals Across the United States

This fact sheet was developed to help health care professionals respond to concerns about potential exposures to lead in drinking water across the United States. Included are key messages to share with families, background information on potential sources of lead exposure and populations that are at high risk, and suggestions on how to counsel families on identifying lead in their drinking water. Additional recommendations and resources are included in the fact sheet on ways families can decrease lead in their drinking water, as well as ways health care professionals can address the health impacts of lead exposure.
Published: June 2016