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CHARLESTON, WV - Results of a survey conducted by the Kanawha- Charleston Health Department on the water crisis were released on Monday, May 12. Here is what officials from the health department found out about how the water crisis effected residents in Kanwha County, WV: 
  • When people were asked if they had extra household expenses because of the water crisis? A majority said they spent less than $100.
  • As a result of the water crisis, the Kanawha Charleston Health Department found that 23% of businesses closed. And 15% of people surveyed were told not to go to work.
  • People surveyed were asked if they experienced an illness related to the spill? 32% said yes and 67% said no.
  • When asked if residents experienced symptoms due to water crisis, some said rask and skin irritation rather than gi illnesses
  • A majority of residents surveyed said they did not experience symptoms until after do not use order was lifted.
  • When asked if residents sought medical attention? 25% yes. Predominantly went to primary care doctor for treatment.
  • When asked why people didn't go to doctor because of water crisis? People overwhelmingly said they didn't feel ill enough to seek treatment.
  • 30% of people surveyed by Kanawha Charleston Health Department the county said they used water during do not use order
  • When residents were asked if their household was currently using water? About 93% said yes, but only 36% are using it for drinking.
  • 90% of those residents in Kanawha County, WV surveyed thought water was safe before spill. After spill, 28%
Fore more on resutls of the survey conducted by the Kanawha Charleston Health Department on the effects the water crisis had on residenrs in Kanawha County, WV click here: http://www.kchdwv.org/KCHD/media/KCHD-Media/PDF%20Files/2014-05-12-KCHD-UC-presentation.pdf