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BY SUE MacDONALD
Keeping cleanHealth experts offer these tips:
Use bottled water.
Flood-affected water from private wells should be boiled until the well is inspected and cleared by the local health department. This is especially true of open wells.
Do not use food or medicine touched by flood water. Discard food, including canned goods.
Discard soft and porous items that may have absorbed flood water - wooden utensils and cutting boards, baby bottle nipples and pacifiers.
During cleanup, wear protective gloves, use germ-fighting soaps and avoid touching eyes, mouth or open cuts with anything that has come in contact with flood water. Make a disinfectant solution by adding 1/2-cup bleach to one gallon of water.
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