Well Water Should be Tested Annually to Reduce Health Risks to Children – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A new policy statement, "Drinking Water from Private Wells and Risks to Children" points out that water contamination is inherently local, and that families with wells need to keep in contact with state and local health experts. Dr. Walter Rogan is with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Rogan: The health department should be able to provide you with a list of certified testers or may even provide you with containers that you can turn water to them and they’ll test it for you.
Narrator: Some areas may have arsenic, radon, salt intrusion or agricultural runoff that may get into wells. 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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