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New York City Health Commissioner: No Cold Beer During Heat Wave

Mary Bassett, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commissioner of the Department of Health, told New Yorkers not to crack open a frosty lager or pour themselves a crisp ale in a chilled glass as temperatures flirt with 100 degrees in the city today. 270 more words

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Battling ‘the Largest Mass Poisoning in History’

By Kevin Krajick and David Funkhouser

International health experts have called it the largest mass poisoning in history, and it is still underway. Some 100 million people in southeast Asia have been drinking from shallow wells originally drilled to provide germ-free water; but many turned out to be contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic. 3,802 more words

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