Disinfectant, Other Chemicals in Tap Water Linked with Cancer

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Previous scientific tests have revealed that public tap water may contain one or more contaminants that have been linked with serious health problems in humans.  Now researchers have done the math to estimate the risk of drinking contaminated tap water. Depending on the source where your community’s water comes from, your tap water may contain nitrates and trihalomethanes (the latter results from disinfectant chemicals reacting with water).  These chemicals are associated with an increased risk of rectal, colon, and bladder cancers.  Other problematic chemicals that have been found in tap water include arsenic and radioactive contaminants.  The types and levels of contaminants in tap water depend on the source of where your water comes from.

What is the risk from chemical compounds contaminating your tap water?

Exposure to multiple contaminants over time can have a cumulative effect on your health. The more contaminants we consume through water —…

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S386 Blocked Today; Game Still On; Still Time to Call Your Senators to Stop S386; Demand Hearings & Debate

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Call your Senators ASAP to oppose S386, which needs to have public hearings and be debated rather than rammed through: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state&Sort=ASC
It’s unclear why Senator Perdue of Georgia blocked the unanimous consent vote. It is as unclear as why the majority of Congress want to sell the country out to upper caste India who, in majority, stomp upon Americans with no qualms, just as they stomp upon the Dalit (untouchables) in their own country. The upper caste of India think they are reincarnated to stomp on everyone else. America was created by the equivalent of India’s Dalits-untouchables! Any immigrants from India should be ONLY those persecuted in India, like the Dalits and not the persecutors! America is supposed to be for the persecuted not for the persecutors. However, the majority of those arriving from India are the persecutors, not the persecuted. The problem, of course, is that if immigration becomes…

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Billions of Wild Birds have Disappeared: Study

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A disturbing new scientific study published in the Science journal has reported that there are nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds in the air than in 1970.  (The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not extinctions.) The bird population in the United States and Canada had an estimated 10.1 billion birds nearly half a century ago, and has fallen 29% to about 7.2 billion birds (source: AP).

“People need to pay attention to the birds around them because they are slowly disappearing. One of the scary things about the results is that it is happening right under our eyes. We might not even notice it until it’s too late.”

-Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg, lead author of the study and Cornell University conservation scientist

“If you came out of your house one morning and noticed that a third of all the houses in…

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Pillsbury Flour Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

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Olivia Rosane

More than 12,000 cases of Pillsbury brand flour have been recalled due to a potential Salmonella contamination, Food Safety News reported Sunday.

The recall was first announced Friday night on the websites of Publix and Winn-Dixie, two grocery stores that carried the product. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) then tweeted out a recall notice Monday.

The recall was issued voluntarily by Pillsbury owner Hometown Food Company and affects around 12,185 cases of Pillsbury Unbleached All Purpose Flour with lot codes of 8 292 and a best-by date of April 19, 2020 or 8 293 and a best-by date of April 20, 2020, CNN reported.

“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase for a refund,” Publix wrote in a recall notice reported by Food Safety News.

Neither grocery store’s recall notice mentioned how or when the flour became contaminated. The Winn-Dixie announcement said that there had been no reports of illness associated with the product so far.

Hometown Food Company bought Pillsbury’s baking and desserts product in September, 2018, USA Today reported.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) used the recall as a teachable moment on the dangers of eating uncooked flour.

It retweeted the recall with a link to an article on the dangers of raw dough. Most customers think that eating dough is dangerous because of the presence of uncooked eggs, but the FDA explained that flour itself can be contaminated.

“Flour is derived from a grain that comes directly from the field and typically is not treated to kill bacteria,” senior advisor in FDA’s Office of Food Safety Leslie Smoot, Ph.D. said. If animals relieve themselves in a field, for example, nothing has been done to the flour between harvesting and purchase to kill those bacteria.

In 2016, dozens of people learned this the hard way when they came down with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121. The FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local authorities investigated the outbreak and identified the bacterium making people sick in flour that had been used in dough eaten raw by some of the patients. In the end, ten million pounds of flour were recalled, the FDA said.

If you love cookie-dough ice cream, don’t worry; the FDA says that commercial brands should be made with treated flour and pasteurized eggs.
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