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Thread: Government to "top-up" arsenic levels in drinking water to achieve EU parameters

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    Default Government to "top-up" arsenic levels in drinking water to achieve EU parameters

    On the initiative of the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, the Cabinet today decided
    to introduce legislation to add arsenic to drinking water supplies to bring levels up to
    levels listed under the EU Drinking Water Directive.

    "We currently add fluoride to the water in an attempt to achieve the parametric value of 1.5
    mg/l as listed in Annex I (B) of the Directive" the Minister said this afternoon. "In the same vein, we intend to bring arsenic levels up to 10 μg/l."

    "This is a public measure which we believe no right-thinking person will oppose. We have
    had fluoride in the water for over 50 years now, and there has hardly been a squeak out of
    anyone since."

    "We are also currently examining levels of cyanide, cadmium and mercury to ensure they achieve
    the maximum parametric levels under the Directive."

    "We look forward to implementing these cost-effective remedial measures for the public
    without undue delay."

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    great, like we need more cyanide & arsenic
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    I thought we were adding enough to our water, Flouride, raw sewage, fertilizer, slurry, cryptosporidium, E-Coli, shopping trollies, traffic cones etc now we have to add Arsenic.........

    Wait this is a wind up yes?

    Please say yes.

    Pretty please with sprinkles.

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    Don't forget about the triholomethanes!

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    i know you're joking but there is some evidence that too-low levels of arsenic are bad for you... still wouldn't add it to water tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by florin View Post
    i know you're joking but there is some evidence that too-low levels of arsenic are bad for you... still wouldn't add it to water tho
    Essential trace elements in humans. Seru... [Biol Trace Elem Res. 1993] - PubMed - NCBI
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    Interesting stuff there. Why not add it to the water?

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    I know it's probably a mad idea but why not just put water in water?

    On the plus side, did you know that the reason nobody (afaik) has died from cryptosporidium poisoning is because we're so used to it?

    At least 104 deaths have been attributed to this outbreak..

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    The water's fine as it is phil, now f**k off and do something usefull you big turd.
    A few weeks before my grandfather died, he started dipping his feet in a bucket of lard.
    He went downhill very fast after that.

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    Even he is not stupid enough to try to pull that one off. Not saying that he won't consider it of course...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty O'Shea View Post
    Even he is not stupid enough to try to pull that one off. Not saying that he won't consider it of course...
    But are we stupid enough to let him?

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