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Old 02-03-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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msn front page today.......we are also one of the most polluted places in America and super high cancer rates.....i bet the oil washing up does'nt help either......i use filtered water at home and got a glass of tap water last night and could not drink it.....it stunk and tasted bad ......go ecua
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I believe ECUA has responded to this or a similar study before. They had some valid rebuttals. I'll see if I can link it after while.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:10 PM   #3
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Down with the EPA!!!
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:12 PM   #4
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yup, they get called out on pollution and bad water every couple years.....I would not expect ecua to do anything else other than deny it
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What article are you referring to? When you say it's on their front page, they are delivering you regional reports based on your page history there, more than likely. It's not on everyone's front page when they visit the site.

Is that the report that was discussed Feb 2010?

Here is an editorial about it http://ricksblog.biz/?p=8826

I'm not affiliated with ECUA (I will however taken them over Pace water any day!) but I've got to call a little "sniff test" here. The original study did have some flaws. It did not point out that ECUA tests more often than a lot of the other agencies do. It did not point out that ECUA must comply with Florida's sunshine law and others do not. Those two things tell me they're not comparing apples and apples.

What I do smell is Papantonio types pushing for $$$$.

No doubt, the things ECUA reports that is in the water, is in the water. Do you swim? Do you eat out?

Try to keep it in perspective. Buy a whole house purifier if you're that concerned.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:37 PM   #6
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More regulations from the EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson.

EPA Administrator Claims Regulating Drinking Water Supply Prevents Kids from Getting Autism

Is Lisa Jackson's statement based on any evidence? According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, autism is a disease that causes abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain and that “the exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown.”


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More regulations from the EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson.

EPA Administrator Claims Regulating Drinking Water Supply Prevents Kids from Getting Autism

Is Lisa Jackson's statement based on any evidence? According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, autism is a disease that causes abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain and that “the exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown.”


http://http://www.cnsnews.com/news/a...ulating-drin-0

I think that she is working off of the assumption that removing all regulations will result in worse drinking water. Then I think she takes a HUGE leap of faith in the autism reference. I am sure you can find a study done by someone that hints at drinking water as a cause. Of course, you can find some that will refute those results just as easily.
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I think that she is working off of the assumption that removing all regulations will result in worse drinking water. Then I think she takes a HUGE leap of faith in the autism reference. I am sure you can find a study done by someone that hints at drinking water as a cause. Of course, you can find some that will refute those results just as easily.
I'm all for clean water but to come out with a baseless statement like that is more than a "HUGE leap of faith"...it's just plain stupidity.
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I cant speak for the rest of the country but I do know that most of the water in Pensacola is undrinkable for me. Just last night I was eating out at a restaurant in Pensacola and ordered a water. Tasted so bad I had to send it back and get a lemonade (I pretty much drink only water). Its not just that restaurant either (thats why I didn't name them) its most all of them in Pensacola.
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If you have a good reverse osmosis filter on your tap, you can tell the difference. Either the smell or taste of chlorine and/or flouride is evident in the water here. I can't hardly drink regular tap anymore.
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