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Beacon News: What’s in your water?

By Tyann Mullen & Kristina Webb
Contributing Writer, Managing Editor

A recent scare in a local community has students at Palm Beach Atlantic University asking the question: What’s in our water?

An accumulation of brain tumors noted by several residents of The Acreage prompted the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) to research the well water system in the peaceful, rural community.

Of the thousands of residents, 46 adults and 15 children were found with brain tumors. The FDOH is continuing to research the victims’ medical histories and is seeking to determine whether private wells are causing the cases of cancer to form, or if other environmental causes are at play.

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