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Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarming rates

BY: Hilary Brueck, Business Insider

In the US, consumers usually assume that the water coming out of our taps has been thoroughly tested and is safe to drink.

But residents in more than 30 communities around the country have found out that’s not the case.

In states including Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and North Carolina, local water systems have been contaminated with toxic chemicals called PFAS, which stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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5 Immune System Benefits of Drinking Water

Article By: Fitday Editor, fitday.com

One of the benefits of drinking water is that adequate hydration has a huge impact on your immune system. Water helps all of your body’s systems function at optimum levels. Drinking plenty of water flushes toxins and ensures that your cells get all of the oxygen they need to function as they were meant to. Here’s how drinking water affects your immune system.

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The Healthy Choice

Article by International Bottled Water Association

“YOU CAN COUNT ON BOTTLED WATER WHEN IT COMES TO RELIABLE, SAFE, AND CONSISTENT QUALITY.”

When it comes to quenching your thirst, nothing does it better than convenient, healthy, safe, zero calorie bottled water. It’s the smart beverage choice. When looking to make healthy lifestyle choices, one of the simplest changes you can make is to drink water instead of less-healthy sugary beverages.

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United Tobacco, Le Bleu to add 21 jobs in county

Article by By Olivia Neeley, The Wilson Times

Two Wilson companies will add several new full-time jobs each, a combined investment of more than $6 million, according to officials.

That announcement came after Jennifer Lantz, Wilson Economic Development executive director, formally asked county commissioners Monday evening for a public hearing regarding incentive packages for Le Bleu water and United Tobacco Co.

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Boil-water order issued for Franklin County utility customers, Henderson

Article by Ron Gallagher, The News & Observer

HENDERSON – The City of Henderson and the Franklin County Public Utilities Department on Tuesday were ordering customers to boil their water before drinking it or using it to cook or make ice.

The county agency gets its water from Henderson, and that system has low pressure because of problems with pumps at the Kerr Lake Regional Water Plant, the city said in a statement posted on its website.

The problem began on Monday, officials said.

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Is CFPUA Drinking Water Tainted?

Article by Vince Winkel, WHQR

The StarNews has broken a story about a potentially-cancer-causing chemical in southeastern North Carolina’s drinking water supply. According to a piece published by Vaughan Hagerty at starnewsonline.com, a chemical replacement for a key ingredient in Teflon linked to cancer and a host of other ailments has been found in the drinking water system of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

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