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Health Tip: Help Prevent Water Contamination

Health Tip: Help Prevent Water Contamination

05/23/13

(HealthDay News) -- While the United States has among the world's safest supplies of drinking water, some Americans still ask, "Is my drinking water safe?"

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that's an appropriate question to ask. The agency mentions these tips to help keep your supply of drinking water clean, notably if you have a private well:

  • Periodically test your water for contaminants.
  • Seek guidance for having the test results clearly explained and properly interpreted.
  • Schedule regular maintenance for your well.
  • Promptly take care of any problems noted from testing.
  • Consult local experts for help and guidance.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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