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NB Beach Closings
The New Bedford Health Department has announced that several sections of East Beach located along East Rodney French Boulevard and West Beach located along West Rodney French Boulevard have been closed to swimming today, Thursday, August 24, 2017, due to elevated bacteria levels.
FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps
After researchers conducted many tests, the conclusion is clear: handwashing with antibacterial soap does not remove more bacteria or even prevent more illnesses than washing with regular everyday soap! So now, the Food and Drug Administration has issued its final verdict that throws water on claims…
Oyster Beds Closing
BOSTON (AP) - State health and fishery officials are extending the closure of several oyster beds in Boston's South Shore area because of illnesses linked to seasonal shellfish bacteria.
Beaches Closed
If the weather wasn't deterring you from visiting a New Bedford beach today, the City's Health Department sure will.
The Health Department says that due to the significant rainfall, bacteria levels at East Beach, West Beach, and the beach in Fort Taber Park are sure to be elevated beyond ac…
Beaches Reopen
The New Bedford Health Department has announced that all of the city's beaches have reopened for swimming on Friday.

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