ALERT: NYC Tap Water Contaminated with High Lead Levels!

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

City Officials Admit that NYC Tap Water is Contaminated with Lead

City Officials Admit that NYC Tap Water is Contaminated with Lead

City Officials: Tap Water Shows Elevated Lead Levels:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/11/04/city-officials-tap-water-shows-elevated-lead-levels/

My Commentary: ALERT: The Department of Environmental Protection tells residents of New York City to run their cold water faucet for 30 seconds before cooking with it or drinking from it!

As  Dr. Rosen states in the above article:

“When it comes to lead, it’s always better to be safe than sorry because according to the U.S. CDC, according to the U.S. EPA, there really is no level of lead that’s safe in children.”

Also, take special note of the last paragraph of the article, which states:

“The potential for lead in the water increases in buildings and homes built before 1987, because lead solder was used to seal pipe joints. And for buildings put up before 1961, there’s an even greater concern — because the pipelines that brought water to those homes were made ENTIRELY OF LEAD.” (emphasis mine)

Interesting, eh? Humanity’s history has an uncanny way of repeating itself – especially when we fail to learn from the poor collective behaviors and habits of past generations:

Roman Empire’s Fall is Linked with Gout and Lead Poisoning:
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/03/17/us/roman-empire-s-fall-is-linked-with-gout-and-lead-poisoning.html

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