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Living on Earth

Finally, a programming note about an upcoming special series. A hundred years ago, Americans died by the thousands from waterborne diseases like: typhoid, cholera, dysentery. Today, water treatment has made those epidemics a distant memory. But we still can’t be sure that what comes out of our taps is completely safe. Next week, in the first of six stories about America’s water supply, we’ll look at research suggesting that millions of Americans get sick every year from water that is supposed to be safe to drink. And we may not be equipped to deal with the culprits. That’s “The Thirst for Safe Water”, a six-part series, starting next week on Living On Earth.

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