Monday, April 13, 2009
Snippet from Raw Story:::
"Eight years ago, engineers and officials in Washington, D.C. decided to give the go-ahead for a program that would eliminate the "potentially carcinogenic by-products" of chlorine in tap water. The program replaced chlorination with chloramination, and it worked. However, in the next three years, hundreds of families with homes fitted with lead pipes in the District of Columbia were exposed to dangerously high lead levels. Unknown to scientists at the time, the chlorine in tap water served as a 'binder' for the lead pipes, keeping a certain amount of lead from dissolving in the water. In 2004, the chlorination method was restored. Still, in the first half of that year, 74 out of 108 household taps sampled had lead concentrations above the "EPA action level," some astronomically so.
Numerous studies confirm that very low levels of lead in blood are linked to short attention spans and reading problems in children. In adults, low levels are linked to high blood pressure and an increased risk of death from heart disease and stroke. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from brain and nervous system damage, stunted growth, and hearing problems."
It can cause a variety of symptoms and health problems for adults and children, it is obvious that children and babies are the most vulnerable to consistant daily dosing of toxic levels of lead..including brain damage, heart damage and nervosu system damage. The Fact that CDC HID this from families while they Experimented with their water system....Someone needs to FOIA ALL the Documents related to this Change in the Water System and ALL related reports and water samplings and filtration updates.
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An older article shows that this that this problem has been ongoing and not been being addressed.