public health

Local Wells Could be Tested This Summer for State Program

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Under the Source Water Protection Plan, which was adopted in March 2020, residents in Wales will be able to have a free state health department water quality test this summer.
The wells would be tested for e.coli and chloroform bacteria, arsenic and organics, among others.

Column: Looking at the “Natural” in Natural Flavor Labels

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Most unsweetened sparkling waters on the market only contain two ingredients: carbonated water and ‘natural flavors.’ Sounds good, right?

Wrong. At least it could be wrong. ‘Natural flavors’ bears a bit more examination.

March is National Kidney Month Around the Country

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March is National Kidney Month Around the Country. The Kidney Foundation of Western New York will be sharing kidney health information through online videos and activities this month.