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US authorities distorting tests to downplay lead content of water

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Water authorities across the US are systematically distorting water tests to downplay the amount of lead in samples, risking a dangerous spread of the toxic water crisis that has gripped Flint, documents seen by the Guardian show.

The controversial approach to water testing is so widespread that it occurs in “every major US city east of the Mississippi” according to an anonymous source with extensive knowledge of the lead and copper regulations. “By word of mouth, this has become the thing to do in the water industry. The logical conclusion is that millions of people’s drinking water is potentially unsafe,” he said.

Documents seen by the Guardian show that water boards in cities including Detroit and Philadelphia, as well as the state of Rhode Island, have distorted tests by using methods deemed misleading by the Environment Protection Agency.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jan/22/water-lead-content-tests-us-authorities-distorting-flint-crisis

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The majority of bottled water comes from......a municipal water source.

Do they filter out lead before they bottle it?

In this photo from Flint, stacks of bottled water because the tap is unsafe to drink.

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Lpr1SlG_bLG7FvHwBw3azg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztxPTg1/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/news/2016-01-22/6ff75810-c155-11e5-af5e-ed9284a479af_flint_water_station.jpg

Hmmmmmm.

 

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I cant trust the e.p.a. either.so pretty much all the water we drink is flucked.and even the rain water is full of ish!!!

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operation depopulate commence

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On ‎1‎/‎23‎/‎2016 at 11:44 AM, YourMom2 said:

The majority of bottled water comes from......a municipal water source.

Do they filter out lead before they bottle it?

In this photo from Flint, stacks of bottled water because the tap is unsafe to drink.

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Lpr1SlG_bLG7FvHwBw3azg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztxPTg1/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/news/2016-01-22/6ff75810-c155-11e5-af5e-ed9284a479af_flint_water_station.jpg

Hmmmmmm.

 

Exactly correct.

Look, I worked in and around Flint for many years. Eastern Michigan has an old infrastructure. I don't care if the supply lines are pure lead because once h2o travels through the pipes a skim layer develops over it making the lead stay in place.

Quite frankly, h2O in plastic bottles is WAY more harmful to humans of course because of polymer synthetic hormones released by simple light, heat and contact.

Lead, like asbestos, is only hazardous when it's airborne and is inhaled.

Lake Huron contains PCBs, mercury, insecticides and biological waste.

Lead is of little consequence.

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