Water News: Press Release June 26th, 2012
Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
On Thursday night of last week: Charlottesville Albemarle County citizens placed the impending drinking water contamination problem due to the proposed use of chloramine on the table, and made their case.
A panel of experts offered statistics and facts to the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) on how the chemical is connected to long-term health problems.
Opponents argue chloramine doesn’t protect our water from bacteria and viruses such as E. coli and Polio. Those against it argue the “…least expensive way is not the safest.”
Chloramine panelist Bob Bowcock said, “The use of the chloramine as a substitute disinfectant actually causes a formation of scores more chemicals that by toxicologists’ research, thousands of times more toxic than the ones they’re trying to eliminate.”
There is a petition growing regarding this drinking water contamination problem due to the proposed use of chloramine on SignOn.org: Here opponents are trying to get 750 signatures. Click here to view the petition.
The RWSA is expected to make a final decision on the issue next month, therefore your support is needed today.
The Charlottesville, Albemarle County citizens who are strongly opposed to the use of chloramines in their water supply state the following facts and reasons for their concerns:
• EPA’s own reports: The current reports on chloramines indicate that there has been little study on the affect of water treated with chloramines on human health and natural ecosystems.
• There is evidence that byproducts formed during the use of mono-chloramine as a disinfectant may be mutagenic and carcinogenic.
• There are no studies on the respiratory, skin, or digestive effects of chronic exposure to chloraminated tap water. There are no epidemiological studies.
• The cancer studies are so few that the EPA cannot determine if chloramine is carcinogenic, however some data points to it being carcinogenic. http://www.epa.gov/iris/subst/0644.htm
• However, long before people get cancer caused by chloramine, many are suffering from skin, respiratory, and/or digestive symptoms, and some are life threatening.
• It has been well demonstrated (during the lead scandal in Washington DC) that the use of chloramines in drinking water causes increased leaching of lead and copper from pipes. This can cause very high metal levels in drinking water, and is a major threat to human health.
• Chloramine is a corrosive: It causes lead to leach out of lead pipes, Lead ingestion is poisonous especially to children and pregnant women.
• When combined with Fluoride, the corrosion level increases.
• Increasing heat, increases corrosiveness, therefore your hot water heater, dishwasher, spa are all highly subject to this corrosion.
• There is strong evidence that drinking water treated with chloramines kills fish and amphibians if released into the aquatic environment.
It is the foregoing facts that have prompted Charlottesville, Albemarle County citizens to urge the Board of Supervisors, City Council and the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) to re-evaluate the need for a new water treatment method. If indeed a new treatment method is required, the citizens strongly urge the Board of Supervisors, Council and the RWSA to utilize a safer water treatment method to preserve human health and the health of their streams.
Save the Water™ gives its appreciation to Citizens Concerned About Chloramine (CCAC) a nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California for the excellent information that they provided in the article published on the STW™ site.
To visit the CCAC informative chloramines site: please click >>
Save the Water™ Education Program: Drinking water contamination: What are the facts about chloramines: Chloramines center of debate in Albemarle: Read more>>
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