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The Cost of Freeing Drinking Water from ‘Forever Chemicals’

In proposing the limits, EPA officials said that they had leveraged the latest science to protect the public from PFAS pollution. Environmental groups welcomed the move as long overdue. But the standard has drawn widespread criticism from the water utility industry and some scientists who say that in many places, small drops in PFAS water levels will matter little for exposure or health.

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How to lower your risk of breast cancer

Everyone has breast tissue, and everyone has some risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. And even though you can’t change risk factors like your age or family history, you can still lower your risk.

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Western Washington enters heat wave . . . West Nile virus detected in Grant County . . . Air pollution linked to dementia . . . 5 Victorian-era diseases that are back . . . Should you worry about your BMI?

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Measles case in King County

Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a confirmed measles case in a child. People who were at Aki Kurose Middle School, Pike Place Market, World Market, and HopeCentral Pediatrics & Behavioral Health in Seattle may have been exposed to measles if they were there within the time span that this person passed through while infectious. 

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Heat Advisory Issued this Weekend for Washington State

The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s for much of western Washington by Monday. Since many Washingtonians do not have air conditioning in their homes, cooling off can be a challenge, particularly for people with health conditions, the elderly, and infants.

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My scan shows I have thyroid nodules. Should I be worried?

Thyroid nodules are very common, with more than half of people scanned show small nodules. At age 30 it is estimated around 30% of women will have a nodule. By age 70, approximately 70% of women will have at least one. Most never cause problems. But when should you follow up and get treatment?