posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 10:58 PM
Officials are adding some strange chemicals to resident's drinking water in Maui, including phosphorous- causing reactions in the form of rash and
itches in local population.Click on link provided for full story.
"Additive blamed as Upcountry itch persists"
By ILIMA LOOMIS, Staff Writer
MAKAWAO - About 160 people so far have registered complaints about rashes and itchy skin problems they believe are caused by a water additive aimed at
controlling high levels of lead in some Upcountry homes.
And Dr. Lorrin Pang, the state Department of Health's Maui District health officer, said he thinks most of the complaints from Upcountry residents,
which come in around six per day, are credible.
"I believe they're believable," he said.
Pang is preparing a "blinded crossover" study that should help health and water officials verify whether the Upcountry water supply is at the root
of the skin problems.
[Edited on 19-2-2004 by Kano]