At the August 2012 Gordon Research Center Conference on DBPs of Chloraminated Drinking Water Systems multiple researchers presented material regarding the ulra carcinogenic DBPs of chloraminated water. In an extraordinary and draconian measure, EPA had one of their own researchers taken into federal remand.
Susan Richardson (1990′s)
Dr. Susan Richardson At the time the then EPA Risk Management Lab researcher (Athens GA) was handcuffed and frogmarched out of the conference because a private email of hers had been leaked in part without her permission to a Tulsa newspaper. It was not lost on the rest of the conference what would happen to them if they publicly discussed the conference findings regarding chloramines. Over a year and a half later and upwards of 130 million people are uninformed of the serious health risks to them, their families, animals and wildlife nationwide.
Dr. Judy LaKind presented material at the conference citing if a child swims once in a chloraminated public pool he/she will sustain lung damage.(“Pool Induced Asthma“). Think of infants swimming in a chloraminated pool – they must be at greater risk, perhaps to even respiratory failure, and yet no one is discussing this publicly.
Hexavalent chromium affects over 189 utilities nationwide. It remains a serious issue which no one is discussing. Chloramines still leaches lead and no one is discussing this. In the near future a study will be released showing that 49 million Americans are at risk from radiation in their water due to leaks from nuclear power plants . Additionally many Americans have naturally generated radiation in their drinking water, via mining and petroleum operations. Add to this fracking issues and you pretty much have the picture. Almost forgot the hundreds of refined chemicals that there are no test for their presence in water..That rounds it out. [Phi Beta Iota: to this we would add the drugs that are flushed into the sewage system and not filtered out completely when the water is "purified."]
The American public blindly trusts the utilities. Flouride is a known poison and a toxic waste and yet it is continually added to our drinking water. It actually works to increase bioaccumulation of toxic heavy metals. Think what the combination of flouride and chloramines does: delivering toxic heavy metals and increasing bioaccumulation of toxic heavy metals, and for good measure delivering the ultra carcinogenic iodic DBPs and/or NDMAs.
Here is the kicker. Flouride makes people more docile. Who knows what is really in water anyway. Everyone wonders why Americans are so inactive.–could it be they are being sedated with flouride, or lithium? — who knows? You must be very careful how you write about water issues. The water industry is extremely litigious.
We need to have oversight truly advocating for public health in drinking water issues and/or convert to a transparent innovative water treatment technology. The same day Susan Richardson was taken into federal remand my business partner was as well. Do you think it is a coincidence that the man who invented the solution to the chloramines debacle was taken into federal remand the same day as Dr. Richardson?
Clearly we do have the paradigm shift. It may be we have to take the technology outside the USA. However my heart breaks for my fellow Americans who will wind up as my daughter did at MD Anderson or the Mayo Cliinic because this technology is suppressed.
At the moment our government is in shambles that few understand. Perhaps read this material and think it over. There has to be a strategy better than starting a water panic. However I am on the verge of that because I feel people have a fundamental right to information so important to their survival. I had the feeling you might help me think of someting ingenious. The solution to negativity is always creativity.
The paradigm shift in water treatment is as follows: