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Lead in Your Drinking Water

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Everyone has heard about the toxic metals in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan.

One of the toxic metals has been measured at double what the Environmental Protection classifies as hazardous waste.

It is lead — and it’s not just in the drinking water in the Midwest.

According to the CDC, communities across the country actually have even higher rates of lead poisoning than Flint.  And that is just what we know of, because many states do not even submit data to the federal government.

Just another in a long line of government incompetence and corruption killing you; instead of protecting you.

In Flint or anywhere else, will a government official be executed or even fined for crimes against humanity?

And if all these headlines about Flint have got you worried about your own drinking water, install a filter that is certified to remove lead.  A good reverse-osmosis filter installed where the water enters your home (called “point of entry”) or at the tap (“point of use”) will clear out not only dangerous levels of lead, but also lots of other toxins and chemicals, like chlorine.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

If the facts make you mad, it could be the truth hurts.

Written by solutions777

February 17, 2016 at 12:36 am

Deadly Mosquitos Coming to America

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Deadly new virus is coming to America

Mosquitoes from Brazil are carrying the deadly Zika virus, which can cause birth defects in babies and a crippling nervous system disorder in adults, and they are heading your way.

Once spring arrives, it will be the perfect breeding season for mosquitos.

The Zika virus is going to be knocking on the doorstep in places like Florida and Texas probably in the spring or summer.

And once someone is infected and travels north, along comes the virus to be spread everywhere.

And unlike other skeeter bites, these will not just itch; they could kill you.

The bloodsuckers can transmit the virus that causes a devastating and painful condition in which your immune system attacks your nervous system, known as Guillain-Barré syndrome.

It can lead to disability… paralysis… and even death.

That is the newest risk from mosquitoes… but it is hardly the only risk.

West Nile is still out there, causing thousands of illnesses and hundreds of deaths in the United States in just the last few years alone — and seniors are particularly at risk.

Some mosquitoes are even spreading the horrific chikungunya virus, which can cause crippling pain that lasts for months.

A good defense is to get rid of all sources of standing water around your home — and get your neighbors to do the same. Give them fewer places to breed.

Before you step outside during mosquito season, stock up on citronella and make sure all your window and door screens are secured and do not have any holes in them. And if you are the outdoorsy type, wear long pants and long sleeves, get some mosquito repelling gear, and invest in a mosquito bed net.

 

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

If the facts make you mad, it could be the truth hurts.

Written by solutions777

February 14, 2016 at 12:57 am

Pizza Boxes Kill

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Pizza delivery boxes are full of health-damaging chemicals.

Three substances commonly found in pizza cardboard containers were just banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

These chemicals(PRASs) may lead to thyroid disease and ulcerative colitis. In pregnant women, they may cause preeclampsia. This is a potentially life-threatening high blood pressure condition. The substances remain in the body for years.

Scientists say these noxious chemicals can leech from the box into your pizza.

Last May, a group of scientists issued a statement warning about negative health consequences from repeated exposure to PFASs. DuPont, a leading chemical manufacturer, has already discontinued production of certain kinds of PFASs.

Container manufacturers use the substances because they act as a barrier that stops pizza oil from soaking through the box.

It will take months, even years, before safer pizza boxes are widely used. The FDA will likely allow the industry to use its remaining inventory of boxes with PFASs.

In the meantime, eating pizza at the restaurant instead of ordering delivery solves the problem. There are other commonsense ways you can lessen your risk:

  • Remove the pizza from the box as soon as it arrives at your house.
  • Never store leftover pizza in the box.
  • If some of the pizza has “melted” onto the box, cut off that part and discard it.
  • Ask your pizzeria to put a piece of deli paper on the bottom of the box before putting the pizza inside. Many restaurants do this already. This limits contact between the pizza and the cardboard.

 

Once again government health organization have allowed toxic chemicals to contaminate YOUR food creating serious health risks.

Relying on the government is stupid, especially in health matters.

Only you can protect your health.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

If the facts make you mad, it could be the truth hurts.

Written by solutions777

February 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm