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Lead, Copper, and Arsenic Testing

Lead, Copper, and Arsenic are all EPA Safe Drinking Water Act regulated parameters. Lead and Copper usually enter the water supply from plumbing or from erosion of natural rock deposits. In infants and children, Lead can cause delays in physical or mental development.  Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. In adults, Lead may cause kidney problems as well as high blood pressure. Short term Copper exposure can cause gastrointestinal distress. Long term exposure can cause liver or kidney damage.

Arsenic is more common in well waters than in public water supplies.  Arsenic is a naturally occurring metal found in the ground throughout Indiana. Arsenic may also come from agricultural, mining, and industrial practices. Non-cancer effects of arsenic can include: stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and numbness in hands and feet. Arsenic can cause skin damage or problems with circulatory systems

Private Citizens on either well water or utility-provided water.

This test CANNOT NOT be used for IDEM Compliance Reporting

$20 plus shipping

Samples are accepted from anyone. Questions: Contact Quincy Bell, or 317-921-5559

Sampling bottles are 125 mL plastic bottles.

    A kit for each

    The kit contains:

    • Instruction form
    • Analysis request form
    • One 125mL plastic bottle.

    Order kits using the link below:
    Access Indiana: Home

Mail or return to:
IDOH Laboratory
Suite B
550 W 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Sample must be received within 14 days of collection.

The report will be emailed within 21 business days after receiving the sample.