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Is Salem's Water Supply Safe
(June 1, 2015, 3:47 pm) SALEM, Ore

High levels of algae toxin detected at the Detroit Reservoir prompted the Oregon Health Authority on May 15 to issue a warning to avoid its waters. The warning was lifted the following week, but the incident served as a reminder that the North Santiam River and its tributaries can sometimes hold blue-green algae toxins.


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High Toxin Levels in Detroit Reservoir
(May 15, 2015, 6:48 pm) DETROIT, Ore A health advisory is being issued today for Detroit Lake

High toxin levels found in reservoir in Linn and Marion counties. A health advisory is being issued today for Detroit Lake, located 46 miles southeast of Salem on the North Santiam River in Linn and Marion counties. Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce.


PGE Foundation
PGE Foundation Grants $100K To OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge
(October 6, 2014, 9:42 am) PORTLAND, Ore. Completes More Than $1 Million in Foundation Giving for 2014

PGE Foundation, the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric, announced a $100,000 grant in support of Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Challenge, a fundraising campaign inspired by a pledge from Phil and Penny Knight to provide $500 million to fund pioneering cancer research if OHSU can raise an equal amount in two years.


Gas stoves are known to affect indoor air pollution levels and researchers wanted to better understa
Oregon State Study Links Childhood Asthma to Lack of Ventilation for Gas Stoves
(October 1, 2014, 11:15 am) CORVALLIS, Ore. Asthma is a common chronic childhood disease and an estimated 48 percent of American homes have a gas stove that is used.

Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers from Oregon State University are recommending, after a new study showed an association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma, asthma symptoms and chronic bronchitis.


With the warm weather returning to the mid-Willamette Valley over the weekend, Oregon public heath o
Bat Warning Issued for People, Pets in Mid-Willamette Valley
(September 3, 2014, 11:55 pm) SALEM, Ore. As weather patterns cool when the fall and winter set in, bats will be seeking warmer shelter in barns, houses, garages and other indoor locations.

With the warm weather returning to the mid-Willamette Valley over the weekend, Oregon public heath officials are warning of the likely contact between humans, pets, and bats.


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