Pregnant women told to drink bottled water in West Virginia area hit by spill

Posted at 7:49 AM, Jan 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-16 07:49:02-05

(CNN) — Health officials are advising pregnant women who live in the areas of West Virginia where a chemical leaked into the water supply last week to drink bottled water.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services issued an advisory based on guidance from the Centers for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying the move comes “out of an abundance of caution.”

On Wednesday, independent testing of water supplies from a hotel and home in southwest West Virginia showed the presence of the chemical, but both samples were within levels believed to be acceptable for consumption.

CNN commissioned the study, which was conducted by TestAmerica, a private company.

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