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email@example.comThere are a significant number of research papers in the sci lit that strongly indicate that skin absorption can be common, but that it loses its affinity for the red blood cells so does not register on the blood lead test, so for many years toxicologists just assumed that it did not pass through skin. this may be a big error. It would probably be prudent for ‘authorities’ that suggest peope could still use lead-elevated water to bathe in to review the literature before just assuming… as it could lead to even more law suites later. IMHO See: via Google: J.L. Stauber et al, ’94, Filon et al. ’06, Sun, C-C et al ’02, Florence, T.M. et al., Lilley, S.G. et al., Franken, A. et al, and associated citations on skin absorption of inorganic lead. Also, Si-Hao Lin et al. ’12. In other words ‘Look before you jump”. This problem is already bad enough… tragic! Showering in this water, may prove to be problematic as well as drinking it. IMHO
It is my understanding that lead is known to adversely affect calmodulin, which is very important in skin physiology. Could this play into the skin rashes??? especially if percutaneous absorption is happening in shower and bath use.Now, with schools all around the nation finding elevated lead levels…??? IMHO
We can do the science and technology to go to the moon and mars but we can’t seem to develop infrastructure that can transport water without undue influence from drinking water pipe leaching metals and other pollutants to harm public health. We can’t even eliminate fishing sinker use, that contaminates tackle boxes with a fine black nearly pure lead powder. This lead powder gets on hands, apples, sandwiches, cooler ice, and fish to be taken home to the whole family. Get a lead swab test kit from the hardware store and then check your old tackle box to get some idea of how you have spread lead contamination in the past.
As cities gradually started to avoid using lead pipes, they often started using galvanized steel pipes instead, the early galvanization processes were contaminated with cadmium as well as lead. These early galvanized pipes were far worse than galvanized pipes after much cleaner zinc became utilized in the process, easy zinc was contaminated. This apparently means that many additional pipes were leaching lead and cadmium during the acidification event period. Cadmium poisoning, even chronic low dose, has additional toxic effects potentials for the exposed populations. A sensation of aching bones can be a classic result of cadmium poisoning. Lead and cadmium are calcium utilization inhibitors, and can work synergistically to harm many physiologic pathways in the body that could produce symptom other than just the classic suite of lead toxic effect. these two toxicants combined, from the dissolving pipes, could easily damage the calmodulin in the body, that it instrumental in skin health as well as in deeper organs. This could be important to assess as potential for skin rash causation. AND, when the skin gets damaged, research shows that wash water containing lead can cause lead much better access through the skin into the body. The rashes are an important clue to additional harm brought by this devastating water pollution snafu in Flint.
Lead issues are being covered up by epa reg. ten staff in the nations largest lead Superfund site of Idaho.
I live in the original 21 sq. mile epicenter first designated as the 2nd larget NPL site in 1983.
I am a mother, grandmother, friend, neighbor and care about my children and the future of my community.
I am very involved with the grassroots work of the Silver Valley Community Resource Center a group that
has worked in good faith to bring vision, hope, lead health experts like Dr. John Rosen, Dr. Stephen Gilbert and
to the area to get help for our children. To this date, the only lead intervention program going on is SVCRC
Children Run Better Unleaded project, it is implementation of Medicaid law. Please contact them and
help get the word out about the documented cover up of epa about the lead health issues going on in my
community. Affected citizens face fear, repercussions for even saying the word LEAD.
EPA has $750,000,000 in settlment funds from the mining companies they are using to divide the
community and not help to develop the Comm. Lead Health Clinic/Center citizens have demanded and need.
These are such endless scenarios and demand a lot of attention. They have different perspectives and I agree with the points you have stated above. I also feel that if the basic necessities like food, water and shelter can be improved and taken care of in the future, we all will lead much better lives. This is really necessary for the ones who are under-privileged unfortunately.
More than 80% of daily lead intake, according to the World Health Organizations (googke WHO, lead in drinking water), comes from food and dirt (dust) in the air. The problems in Flint started when water was taken from the Flint River, while the river (like all rivers) is still polluted since EPA never implemented the CWA. These facts that most of the daily lead intake comes from food and air and that the Flint River is still polluted, were never mentioned by the media. If they had been, it certainly would have made a huge difference.