Well Water Should be Tested Annually to Reduce Health Risks to Children – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Private well water needs to be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance. Dr. Walter Rogan at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says contamination from sewage and nitrates is common.
Rogan: All authorities recommend that you test once a year for coliform bacteria, which is an indication of sewage contamination of the water, and for nitrate contamination.
Narrator: Dr. Rogan says the new guidance suggests using bottled water for infants when nitrate contamination is detected, or when the source of drinking water is unknown. 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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