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Residents encouraged to have private wells tested

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Chemical Hazards Program released a report this week that shows elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic in some private wells in the ten counties of Public Health’s South Health District (District 8-1). Residents that use private wells as a source of drinking water are encouraged to have their water tested to see if the well has an elevated level of arsenic.

Obesity Levels Decrease Among Georgia Children

Once known as the state with the second most obese child population in the nation, Georgia now ranks 17th nationally, signaling a significant improvement in the health of Georgia’s children.