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CHRISMAN, Ill. – Edgar County parents are being warned to not let infants drink the tap water in Chrisman.

Town officials said on their Facebook page that testing shows that there are nitrites in the water more than twice the allowable limits.

It’s not harmful for adults but it can be dangerous to baby’s six-months-old or younger.

The post says babies left untreated could become seriously ill, and if left untreated, could possibly die.

Boiling, freezing, filtering, or letting the water stand will not reduce nitrate levels.



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