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Portland (OR) to flush 38M gallon reservoir after teen uses it as a toilet

April 18, 2014 by


by Doug Powell Portland will dispose of 38 million gallons of treated reservoir water after learning that a 19-year-old man urinated into it, even though urine-tainted drinking water is apparently not much of a health risk.  Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said that animals urinate into the reservoir often and that there’s no real problem with […]

Water Recall for chemical/ off odor

March 6, 2014 by


Stop & Shop has posted the following recall on its website. PRODUCT RECALL: Own Brands Distilled Water Store Brand – Acadia Pure Steam Distilled Water – 128 OL UPC: 68826707351 Codes: Sell by 02-19-16 Recall information: Market Withdrawal due to the water has a chemical / off odor. Contact: Elisabeth Snyder 717-245-7474 X3209 ___________________________ © […]

West Virginians: We don’t drink the water

February 20, 2014 by


CNN — Health officials say the tap water near Charleston, West Virginia, is all right to drink. But many residents aren’t buying it. When he runs the hot water, Joe Merchant said, “within a couple of minutes, I’ll have a headache from the steam.” Still other residents have photos of rashes that appeared when they […]

In parts of West Virginia, chemical leak means water is only for flushing

January 13, 2014 by


According to CNN,  four days after water restrictions were imposed in southwest West Virginia following a chemical spill, officials on Monday will begin to issue “zones” where residents can again use tap water. The zones will be announced after an 8 a.m. ET meeting of an interagency water quality team, according to Linda Jordan with […]

FDA Taking Closer Look at ‘Antibacterial’ Soap

December 16, 2013 by


When you’re buying soaps and body washes, do you reach for the bar or bottle labeled “antibacterial”? Are you thinking that these products, in addition to keeping you clean, will reduce your risk of getting sick or passing on germs to others? Not necessarily, according to experts at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Every […]


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