"I'm not going to eat at fast-food restaurants or other restaurants there, even though they've been reopened by the health department, because I believe a lot of them have been cooking with the water," Grant said. "So I'm going to take the extra precautions that way."
The CDC and the BHP also say there's no information to suggest bathing with the water might cause harm or that breastfeeding after consuming the water is harmful.
The FAQ also says baby formula made from the water is safe but that parents of children with special needs, like those born prematurely, should check with a physician before using it in formula.
Dr. Stephen Bush, an OB-GYN at Women and Children's Hospital, said he has not been bombarded with calls from concerned patients. Many of them were already choosing not to drink the tap water, he said.
"I would reassure [pregnant women] that the chemical is in such low concentrations and there's very little chance it would cause any problems with the baby, by the information we have," Bush said. "We need to reassure, rather than try to cause hysteria."
Bush said, if a toxin did cause problems with unborn babies, depending on the toxin, it could be worse during early pregnancy.
"One would think, if it would affect something, it would be worse in the first trimester, which is when the baby is going through major development," he said.
Bush point out that, according to the CDC and BPH, there's no information to suggest that women who breastfeed shouldn't drink the water.
"We have to go with what the CDC has said -- that, with low concentrations, there shouldn't be any concerns with breast milk," Bush said. "They have no information there's any harm in breast feeding. That's not my statement, that's CDC and the DHHR."
Bush said he would not advise his pregnant patients to avoid showering in the water. It's unlikely the water from the shower would harm an unborn baby.
"If any harm is done, it would be to the woman taking the shower. They may have a rash or another skin reaction," Bush said. "It shouldn't affect the baby."
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