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Water: Protect Your Health

Protect Your Health

Learn about how to protect yourself from water-related health risks such as microbes in tap water and in water bodies used for swimming, and contaminants in fish and shellfish.

Drinking Water – Learn about the quality and safety of the water coming out of your tap.

Fish & Shellfish Consumption – Find out how to minimize the health risks associated with eating fish and shellfish. 

Beach Water Quality – Reduce the likelihood of getting sick from swimming at the beach. Learn what causes beach pollution, how you can help prevent it, and find out if your state or local government has issued advisories or closures for your local beach

Eye Infections – Do you wear contact lenses?  Learn how to protect your eyes from a microbe called acanthamoeba that may stick to your contact lenses and cause eye infections.

Emergency Preparedness – Identify some of the issues you may face preparing for, during and after an event that can directly threaten your health and the health of your family. 

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