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Water-related illness affects one-third of homes after West Virginia chemical leak

A chemical leak affecting at least 300,000 residents in West Virginia has been under investigation since January when the leak occurred, reported The Charleston Gazette. April 3-8, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department conducted a randomized phone survey in which 507 people answered 72 questions regarding the leak.

West Virginians work to end raw milk prohibition in nation's most restrictive state

Clean, unprocessed and full of beneficial probiotics, raw milk is hard to come by in the state of West Virginia, where burdensome prohibition laws bar the living food from being sold, traded and even shared with friends and neighbors due to misconceived perceptions about its safety. But a coalition of freedom lovers is hoping to turn things around in the Mountain State, which is currently the most oppressive state in the nation as far as raw milk is concerned.

Pregnant women in West Virginia warned not to drink the water

While on Wednesday the "do-not-use" ban was lifted for nearly half a million W. Va. residents following the leak of 7,500 gallons of a foaming agent used to clean coal, a separate warning has been issued specifically for pregnant women.

West Virginia

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. West Virginia is the only state in the Union to have acquired its sovereignty by proclamation of the President of the United States.
  2. West Virginia is considered the southern most northern state and the northern most southern state.
  3. Mother’s Day was first observed at Andrews Church in Grafton on May 10, 1908.