People With Health Concerns

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Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons, such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk of infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their healthcare providers. The EPA and Centers for Disease Control guidelines on appropriate ways to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium (an intestinal parasite that can be fatal in some immuno-compromised persons) and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.