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Old 04-19-2016, 03:57 PM
 
Location: TUS/PDX
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At least we shouldnt have any concern about Snyder suffering additional brain damage drinking Flint water. That ship sailed long ago.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Did you read the first paragraph of the article?

FLINT — Gov. Rick Snyder said he visited a Flint home on Monday and drank filtered water out of the family's kitchen tap, adding that he plans to continue drinking filtered Flint tap water for the next 30 days to show it is safe.

Note the emphasis on "filtered" - it's encouraging each resident to ensure they have a filter on their tap - and if so - there isn't reason to panic. Think of it as the "tone from the top". If the governor isn't willing to drink the water that has been filtered - why should residents think it is okay for them to do so.

It's called leading by example. A smart and necessary action.
There have been many articles out stating that the filters don't work 100%, and don't take out all the lead at some of the very highly elevated levels. Did you read those articles?

Officials: High lead levels too much for Flint filters

I seriously am starting to believe that he's (Snyder) not right in the head.

Even Snyder's own most recent test results show there are homes that violate the standard of 16 PPB, almost 10% of the random sample. The phosphate treatment is helping but they're a long way from being in the clear yet.

So either he's pointing a loaded gun at his head, or he's picking a home that they know passes and that a filter would be working properly.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/fl...4_521995_7.pdf

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Old 04-20-2016, 09:27 AM
 
Location: TUS/PDX
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So either he's pointing a loaded gun at his head, or he's picking a home that they know passes and that a filter would be working properly.
Take it to the bank that water has been triple lab tested before it gets anywhere near Snyder's lips.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Lead in water is not particularly harmful to adults, except at extreme levels. The primary risk is impairment of brain development and your brain is done developing at about 22 or 24 years old. Obviously it is also a risk for pregnant women. It is believed to possibly make adult men sterile.

At very high levels it is believed to be linked to a myriad of common problems that may be caused by lead or possibly by other things. It would not bother me to drink Flint water, at least not due to lead concerns. However from what I understand the water is just plain disgusting. Probably fine with an R/O filter.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Take it to the bank that water has been triple lab tested before it gets anywhere near Snyder's lips.
Exactly. Total publicity stunt. He makes it sound like he's picking homes at random.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Lead in water is not particularly harmful to adults, except at extreme levels. The primary risk is impairment of brain development and your brain is done developing at about 22 or 24 years old. Obviously it is also a risk for pregnant women. It is believed to possibly make adult men sterile.

At very high levels it is believed to be linked to a myriad of common problems that may be caused by lead or possibly by other things. It would not bother me to drink Flint water, at least not due to lead concerns. However from what I understand the water is just plain disgusting. Probably fine with an R/O filter.
What's extreme? Some of the homes were found to be at 13200 PPB by the Virginia Tech researchers, which would classify the water as a hazardous waste, wouldn't it?
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:01 AM
 
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OK, will he serve it to his grandkids (supposing he had some?)
Exactly. To my knowledge the lead won't really hurt a healthy adult. But developing kids are affected by it. Even if it did affect adults, 30 days isn't the same as drinking it continuously for years. Seriously, what a tacky move by Snyder.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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This isn't like Fear Factor, where you're drinking toads blood. Is he picking a home at random? Without testing the water? This water could have lead in it. There's no cure for lead once it gets in your bloodstream, dumbass.
The above does not qualify for "personal attack" or "insult" does it? Otherwise, I'd have to alert the Moderator.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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The above does not qualify for "personal attack" or "insult" does it? Otherwise, I'd have to alert the Moderator.
You're allowed to attack any public servant or public official. Just not each other.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Exactly. To my knowledge the lead won't really hurt a healthy adult. But developing kids are affected by it. Even if it did affect adults, 30 days isn't the same as drinking it continuously for years. Seriously, what a tacky move by Snyder.
13,200 PPB in some of the sampling, way more than the filters were designed for. That sounds like dangerous levels to be drinking for 30 days. No?
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