Well Water Should be Tested Annually to Reduce Health Risks to Children – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matter. Private well water should be tested yearly to reduce health risks to children.
Rogan: We hope that people will be aware that they have responsibility for their own drinking water when they are on a well.
Narrator: Dr. Walter Rogan is an epidemiologist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the lead author of a policy statement on private well water that appears in the journal Pediatrics.
Rogan: It outlines some background information about water in wells and makes recommendations about what families should do if they have kids and are getting their water from a private well.
Narrator: For more information, visit www.niehs.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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