The Allegheny County Health Department is testing the water in the fountain at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park after a recent visitor was diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, which is commonly spread by waterborne bacteria.
Hazmat crews were called to the scene of a chlorine leak in the South Side early Tuesday morning.
A chemical fire prompted evacuations at an apartment complex in Wilkinsburg Thursday morning.
Many parents probably remember that popular primer on bodily functions called “Everybody Poops.” Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that human feces are found in more than half of public swimming pools.
Next month to comply with new federal and state disinfectant standards, Pennsylvania American Water will begin using a blend of chlorine and ammonia called chloramine.
From picnics and barbecues to swimming and sunbathing, summer festivities are enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. But chew on this: everything from the type of water you swim in to the seasonal foods you eat, even the shade of lipstick you wear can ruin your pearly whites.
The overwhelming heat the area is experiencing can be hazardous to your health. However, there are plenty of other things about summer that can stop us in our tracks too.
More than a dozen communities rely on the Monongahela River for their drinking water and they haven’t reported any problems. The story is different in the small community of Carmichaels.