Bacteria

Rhode Island health officials say bacteria levels have dropped to where the beaches are once again safe to swim. (Getty Images)

6 Rhode Island Beaches Get OK For Swimming

The beaches had been closed earlier in the week after water testing showed unsafe levels of bacteria.

07/18/2014

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Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+

Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.

05/22/2014

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Running Tough Mudder? Beware Not To Ingest The Water

Many people these days are participating in ‘tough mudders’ to stay fit in a fun way. But they may want to practice keeping their mouths shut.

05/07/2014

oysters

Oyster Warning from the FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York’s Oyster Bay Harbor because they have been linked to cases of foodborne […]

07/20/2012

Day Pond State Park in Colchester (DEEP photo)

Inland Swimming Areas Closed Due To Bacteria

Environmental officials are closing inland swimming spots in five Connecticut towns due to high bacteria levels from heavy rains.

08/09/2011

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