Scientist working to make drinking water safer for pregnant women in Las Vegas Valley

Aug. 6, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Testing for a toxin that can increase a woman’s chance of having a miscarriage has been increased by the SNWA.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Testing for a toxin that can increase a woman’s chance of having a miscarriage has been increased by the Southern Nevada Water Authority, according to KLAS-TV 8 News NOW.

Scientist are currently working on a way to make drinking water safer for pregnant woman and infants in the Las Vegas Valley.

"Things that were non-detectable 10 years ago, now, we're seeing routinely," said SNWA laboratory manager Stan Van Wagenen.

Wagenen and his group of scientists are looking for compounds such as chloroform, which is a potentially deadly poison that can increase the risk of complications during pregnancy, stated the article.

"We're doing extra work, we're monitoring continuously to ensure we understand day-to-day what's going on within the distribution system," he said.

Wagenen added that there is no immediate cause for concern.

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