Well Water Should be Tested Annually to Reduce Health Risks to Children – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents test their private well water to reduce health risks to children. Dr. Walter Rogan at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is lead author of the policy statement. He says water test kits can be found at home improvement stores.
Rogan: We couldn’t find much published information that said they were accurate. So until that information exist people are better off checking with the health department.
Narrator: He adds that health departments should be able to provide lists of certified testers or may even test water for you. 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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