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In 2000-2005, fertility at the world level stood at 2.65 children per woman, about half the level in 1950-1955 (5 children per woman). In the medium variant, global fertility is projected to decline further to 2.05 children per woman.
The reproductive effects of fluoride intake
lowered birth rates, sperm, and testosterone are all linked to fluoride
Bill Brant, then-director of Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department, got the news January 4, 2005: Benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, had been detected at a county water treatment facility. It was coming from the Northwest Wellfield, which supplies the majority of the county's drinking water. One of 15 wells there had registered benzene levels five times the limit established by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Benzene is found in the air from emissions from burning coal and oil, gasoline service stations, and motor vehicle exhaust. Acute (short-term) inhalation exposure of humans to benzene may cause drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, as well as eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation, and, at high levels, unconsciousness. Chronic (long-term) inhalation exposure has caused various disorders in the blood, including reduced numbers of red blood cells and aplastic anemia, in occupational settings. Reproductive effects have been reported for women exposed by inhalation to high levels, and adverse effects on the developing fetus have been observed in animal tests. Increased incidence of leukemia (cancer of the tissues that form white blood cells) have been observed in humans occupationally exposed to benzene. EPA has classified benzene as a Group A, human carcinogen.
GARY, Ind. -
U.S. Steel plans to spend $1.4 million to build 11 wells at its Gary Works complex to capture and treat benzene-tainted groundwater before it enters Lake Michigan.
The water has been leaking into the lake for months, The Times of Munster reported Thursday. Officials discovered the contaminated water last summer while analyzing soil and groundwater.
Cleanups selected at 150 sites - As of September 2005, Superfund has selected a remedy at over 150 sediment sites. Eleven of these sediment sites are considered "mega sites" where the cost for the sediment portion of the remedy exceeded $50 million. There are approximately 50 other sites with ongoing sediment investigations, several of which are expected to become mega sites.
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with public health officials in 42 states to determine the cause of an outbreak of a particular type of salmonella called Typhimurium.
Chemical Name: Silver iodide (99.9%-Ag)
SECTION 11: Toxicological Information
RTECS Data: Bacteria-Salmonella typhimurium; Mutation in microorganisms: 30mg/L/72H. Bacteria-Salmonella typhimurium; Mutation in microorganisms: 150mg/L/72H. Human lymphocyte; Sister chromatid exchange: 100ug/L/72H.
Chloramine is present in toxic quantities in virtually/actually all city water supplies
Synonyms: chloramide, chloroamide, monochloramide, monochloramine, monochloroamine, chloroammonia, monochloroammonia
Use: emergency water disinfectant, synthetic intermediate
Molecular formula: H2ClN
CAS No: 10599-90-3
May act as a mutagen. Harmful if swallowed or inhaled.
Does EPA require systems to use chloramine?
While using chloramine to disinfect drinking water (almost always as a residual disinfectant, not as a primary disinfectant) is a common practice among drinking water systems, there are no EPA requirements that any system use chloramine for water treatment.
My top play in the sector is Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE), a global juggernaut with $45 billion in annual revenues, operating on every continent.
"From humble origins supplying water to Parisians over 150 years ago, Veolia has grown to become the world's largest water utility. Today, it provides water and sewerage services to 130 million people in nearly 60 countries worldwide
Originally posted by Chadwickus
The graph you posted seems to show that apart from Europe the global projection seems to be increasing, not decreasing.
I agree with what you're saying though, there is just way too much contaminated waste being dumped by mines, factories etc.
A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.
Water providers rarely disclose results of pharmaceutical screenings, unless pressed, the AP found. For example, the head of a group representing major California suppliers said the public "doesn't know how to interpret the information" and might be unduly alarmed.
Toxicology Corrosive - causes burns. Harmful by ingestion, inhalation and through skin contact. May be fatal if swallowed. May cause serious eye damage.
"Hydrofluoric acid is a solution of hydrogen fluoride in water. It is a weak acid. Hydrogen fluoride, often in the aqueous form as hydrofluoric acid, is a valued source of fluorine, being the precursor to numerous pharmaceuticals (e.g., Prozac), "
Toxicology Toxic if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Eye, skin and respiratory irritant. Toxicity data (The meaning of any abbreviations which appear in this section is given here.) ORL-MUS LD50 70 mg kg-1 ORL-RAT LD50 125 mg kg-1 ORL-RBT LD50 125 mg kg-1 Risk phrases (The meaning of any risk phrases which appear in this section is given here.) R23 R24 R25 R36 R37 R38. Transport information
Rebels fail to block fluoridation of water By Marie Woolf, Chief Political Correspondent Tuesday, 11 November 2003 * Print Print * Email Email Search Search Go Independent.co.uk Web Bookmark & Share * Digg It * del.icio.us * Facebook * Reddit What are these? Change font size: A | A | A Households throughout England and Wales could receive a dose of fluoride when they turn on the tap after the Government pushed through a measure to improve the teeth of children who do not have healthy diets. Households throughout England and Wales could receive a dose of fluoride when they turn on the tap after the Government pushed through a measure to improve the teeth of children who do not have healthy diets. Ministers steered through a change in the law to make it easier to medicate drinking water and force water companies to add fluoride to local supplies. But the move by health ministers was opposed by MPs from all parties in a free vote during the third reading of the Water Bill. They warned of adverse side-effects and argued it was wrong to "mass medicate" the population without individual consent.
In 1985, the UK government introduced a water fluoridation bill to allow hexafluorosilicic acid to be added to all UK water supplies. At the time only 165 MPs voted in favour of fluoridation, 82 voted against it and a staggering 399 MPs abstained, allowing the bill through by default. The British electorate was effectively disenfranchised that day. Many water companies refused to add the artificial chemicals, partly because of a fear of litigation from those made ill by hexafluorosilicic acid. A new amendment to the Fluoridation bill has recently been passed by parliament, forcing water companies to add artificial fluoride to our water supplies after local consultation. The water companies have been promised immunity from prosecution by members of the public.
THE company that could be forced to add fluoride to Hampshire residents' tap water has refused to tell the Daily Echo exactly where the medicated supplies would go. Southern Water says it is referring all requests for information on the proposed fluoridation scheme to South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA), because it doesn't want to run the risk of giving out conflicting details. As revealed in yesterday's Daily Echo, more than 36,000 people living outside Southampton's boundaries would also receive fluoridated water.