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Health Tip: How to Filter Your Water

Posted 3 Feb 2017 by

-- Just because you can't see or necessarily taste contaminated water doesn't mean there isn't a health concern. To obtain cleaner drinking water, the Environmental Working Group suggests: Research possible contaminants in the local water supply. Look for a filter that removes the contaminants in your supply, and that meets your budget. To drink tap water, opt for a reusable water bottle, made ...

Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?

Posted 14 Jul 2016 by

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 – The headlines are terrifying, and the story details are even worse as you read about a child who goes for a swim in a lake or river and then falls prey to a "brain-eating amoeba." The brain infection brought on by Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that flourishes in warm open waters, can quickly prove fatal, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes

Posted 24 Jul 2015 by

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 – A deadly "brain-eating" amoeba that lives in freshwater sources may be surviving in more northern areas of the United States thanks to climate change, health experts suggest. Minnesota health officials are still trying to confirm if the death of a Minnesota teen this summer was caused by the single-celled organism Naegleria fowleri. If confirmed, it would be the ...

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