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Cleaning/sanitizing advice: People should avoid the water in the shower. People may wish to change their water. Have sanitizing wipes available and carry them with you or keep them with you.

Health officials say it’s safe to drink water from tap or shower.

Allergic reactions

People who have had water sprays that cause an anaphylactic shock have been identified by health officials as a possible case source. They have received training to avoid these medications. Other people may have been exposed to the same drug but have not been identified.

Expanding hours

The average hours of operation for the 278 impacted water facilities have been extended to 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Hotline set up

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching a hotline in Cleveland to help people from around the country and world who were exposed to water being treated in the lake by Cuyahoga County hospitals and medical centers.

The phone number is 1-888-283-7801. People who call the number can share their concerns and get expert advice.

Health officials say the hotline will be staffed around the clock, and from different locations in Ohio. It’s available for calls in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.

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