Eggs, lettuce and water

In 2014, West Virginia was terrorized by American Water Company. MCHM, a toxic chemical that spilled into a West Virginia river earlier this year, poisoning the drinking water for more than 300,000 people, is “drastically” more potent and harmful than previously reported, researchers have found. The results, presented at a conference, bolster allegations that state leaders and health officials failed to accurately assess the water’s safety after the spill, especially when they lifted a week long water ban that had been imposed. The findings also “shake the foundation” of the data that first responders and health workers across the country rely on to know how to handle a hazardous substance, lead researcher Andrew Whelton says. Days after they told some West Virginia residents they shouldn’t worry about drinking tap water contaminated with a chemical used to clean coal, local health officials issued a new advisory: “Pregnant women, they suggested, might want to stick to drinking bottled water”.
In 2016, the water crisis moved to Flint, Michigan, where cost-cutting measures led to tainted drinking water that contained lead and other toxins. City and state officials denied for months that there was a serious problem for the majority-black city where 40 percent of people live in poverty. High blood lead levels are especially harmful to children and pregnant women, and can cause “learning disabilities, behavioral problems and mental retardation”, the World Health Organization says. An informational document from Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) says the city addressed the problem by increasing chlorine levels in the water. General Motors says it will stop using Flint River water, fearing corrosion in its machines. MDEQ spokesman Brad Wurfel said, “Let me start here; anyone who is concerned about lead in the drinking water in Flint can relax”. While the children in Flint were given poisoned water to drink, General Motors was given a special hookup to the Lake Huron water.
But there are more than 3000 areas of concern, with lead levels higher than Flint. At every occasion, the government provides free bottled water to affected citizens, for a few days. BOTTLED WATER IS TAP WATER.
In 2018, Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.
Also in 2018, romaine lettuce became a dangerous menu item, as little information was available to the public in the U.S. or Canada, more than six weeks into another deadly E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The health agency first reported the outbreak on December 11th, 2017 when Canadian officials suggested consumers in some provinces avoid all romaine lettuce. But the U.S. officials stopped short of recommending any changes for consumers. In the US, the CDC suggested to eat the romaine lettuce if the consumer is sure of its origin, while restaurants have no restriction in the use of the romaine lettuce. The U.S. CDC acknowledged the Canadian warning and reported its investigators are considering leafy greens and romaine as a possible source. “CDC is still collecting information to determine whether there is a food item in common among sick people, including leafy greens and romaine”, according to the CDC statement.
The CDC, EPA, USDA, DEQ, DHUS, and other agencies are branches of Dupont, Dow, Bayer, Monsanto, in charge of playing the American people, like a fiddle. “We can’t rely on industry to self-report data to protect public health”, says Maya Nye, executive director of the West Virginia-based People Concerned About Chemical Safety. Their main objective is to make sure that scientists can not publish data that would expose what the government is actually doing. From streets to rivers to oceans, from warehouses disguised as farms to golf courses to shining seas, 95% of new chemicals are classified as trade secrets; therefore all research results are confidential.
Almost as big a scam as education benefiting from the lottery. As long as the people keep buying it, it’s okay to continue.

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