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Originally posted by KewlDaddyFatty
Do you have any idea what it may be?
Sulfates are naturally found in many wells in varying concentrations. They are the result of the dissolution of sediment (magnesium sulfate, sodium sulfate, and calcium sulfate). Sulfate is also the result of decaying organic matter. The presence of sulfate in drinking water can result in a laxative effect. Both sodium sulfate (Glauber salt) and magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) are well known laxatives. The amount of magnesium and sodium in the water significantly influences the laxative effect of the sulfate.
Persons living in an area of high sulfate usually acclimate to water with high sulfates in a relatively short period of time. Newcomers and casual users of the water frequently experience the laxative effect.
The taste threshold for sulfates occurs at levels of 300-400 mg/L. and may cause objectionable taste in water and coffee.
No adverse health effects have been noted from concentrations of 500 mg/L. , but it is recommended that sulfates in water not exceed 250 mg/L. to prevent the water from having a laxative effect.
That was my experience too, with wave motion feelings leading up to the big east coast VA quake and a few days after. My husband did not feel these motions but others besides myself in the area did. To me there was a build up of YEARS leading up to that. It started with a deep hard to detect hum like an idling engine that bothered me a lot that my husband could barely feel in 2004-2005. Then quiet, then strange rumbling noises most people shrugged off as jet noise even though there wasn't always a jet in sight. Then some other weird pulsing rumbles. I got lots of bouts of vertigo. Then the bonafide quake.
Originally posted by crappiekat
reply to post by Thought Provoker
I worry about it often enough. I feel them. My husband feels nothing. The last couple big ones he felt. But there are times I can feel like a wave feeling. And I know it's not medical or that I just got off the water.
I check the helicorders around here daily. I have only once noticed a little blip with my wave feeling. So I don't have any real proof that what I'm feeling are small movement of the plates.edit on 22-3-2012 by crappiekat because: sp