Here’s Why You Probably Didn’t Hear About Massachusetts’ Bottled Water Advisory

On July 2, Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health issued an advisory warning that “pregnant women, nursing mothers, and infants should not drink certain brands of spring water bottled by Spring Hill Farm Dairy,” a Haverhill company.

But while the state’s Bottled Water Consumption Advisory was made public on the agency’s website, it was not broadly publicized.

Spring Hill Farm Dairy, which has since shut down, estimated six to seven percent of the state’s population was impacted by the advisory.

Prompted by listener questions, WGBH News asked the state, the bottled water company and retailers what efforts they made to inform the relevant population.


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