Author: Amy Molloy

Legionnaires’ survivor: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

ALBANY, N.Y. – Doctors twice notified Lori Clark’s family that they expected her to die. Clark, a project manager who lives in upstate New York, was placed in a chemically induced coma for 43 days after she was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in 2011. She initially thought she had the flu and delayed seeing a […]

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Episode 2: Chlorine causing health concerns

Water treatment experts say chlorine is used to treat contaminated water because it’s the most inexpensive method – not because it’s the most effective. But some residents in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, say their health is paying a high price. From raw red rashes to scalp psoriasis, one local resident said it’s as if he’s […]

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Louisiana residents must deal with chlorinated water to combat brain-eating amoeba

SAINT BERNARD PARISH, La. – Lester Evans prefers to drink bottled water. If he runs out, he’ll drink from the tap, but only when he needs to take his medication. “It’s like pouring a cup of bleach down the hatchet,” he said. “If I don’t take the medication, it’s bad for me. If I drink […]

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