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Originally posted by justadood
Originally posted by autopat51
they said in the video that about 5 parts per million would be normal.
so its quite a bit higher.
not exactly. the 'chemist' said he expected to see something at about 5 ppm, but didnt say why he would expect that number. And no background is given for what would be 'normal' or why.
and to head off the flames at the pass: I am not saying this isnt interesting information. I'm just wondering what the larger context of these results are.
Originally posted by Starbug3MY
I would not call those informed questions. It seems like the early posts in this forum were trying to downplay the seriousness of this issue.
Here we finallyhave a local news team reporting this story (I have not seen any other reports by local news teams) and all these posters jump in trying to debunk the story. I just do not understand their reactions.
To now assume that 220 ppm (that's 0.022%) is dangerous for a kid swimming in the water is ludicrous. Perhaps if he drank the water, that might be different, but then he's probably got more to worry about the salt in the water and the effects of dehydration.