Lead in drinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities linked to faucet fixtures no longer being used while monitoring continues

HONOLULU — About 4% of the water samples collected from faucets and drinking fountains at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities show elevated concentrations of lead. Water from those sources are no longer being used while ongoing monitoring and testing is conducted.  The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health (DOH), and Department of […]

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Hawai‘i Department of Health warns consumers of recalled sunscreen products due to the presence of benzene

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) is alerting residents and visitors that Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) is voluntarily recalling all lots of five NEUTROGENA® and AVEENO® aerosol sunscreen product lines. Company testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples of the products. Consumers should stop using the affected products […]

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