May 29, 2018, 6:32 pm

— The City of Salem says the city’s water system has small amounts of cylindrospermopsin and microcystin (cyanotoxins) in treated drinking water. Levels of toxins have been detected in the water system that supplies water to City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association. Children under the age of six, people with compromised immune systems, people receiving dialysis treatment, people with pre-existing liver conditions, pets, pregnant women or nursing mothers, or other sensitive populations should follow this advisory. Do Not Drink the tap water. Bottled water should be used for drinking, making infant formula, making ice and preparing food and beverages. Do Not Boil the tap water. Boiling the water will not destroy cyanotoxins and may increase the toxin levels. If you, your family members or your animals have experienced adverse cyanotoxin-related health effects, please contact your health care provider. City of Salem is working closely with local and state public health and emergency response agencies to address the situation and to quickly reduce Cyanotoxin levels in tap water.  

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