National non-profit research group believes decades-old contamination standards need updating and that “legal” limits do not necessarily equate to “safe” limits of harmful contaminants such as lead, copper, nitrates, arsenic, radium and others commonly found in S.D. tap water.
From small towns to reservations to urban centers, progress in improving poor dental health — now connected to serious illnesses including heart disease — has stalled in S.D. despite years of education, intervention and charity.
South Dakota lags behind the nation in vaccination rates of children against the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease in America that can cause cervical cancer in women and throat cancer in men later in life.
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