In men who develop male pattern baldness the hair loss may begin any time after puberty. Genetic refers to the inherited gene necessary for MPB to occur. Male pattern baldness is an inherited condition from either the mother or father’s side of the family. Fact, so it’s not the case, look, there’s a regular myth that male hair loss is only inherited from the mother’s side. Even when the heavy metal was linked to serious health problems, the state has not investigated the scope or severity of arsenic contamination. It’s not known how prevalent arsenic is in residential well water, look, there’re an estimated 400000 private wells in Connecticut serving approximately 526700 people.
By the way, a water sample taken from Wilson’s kitchen and analyzed by Aqua Environmental Laboratory in Newtown contained 021 arsenic milligrams per liter, that is twice the recommended health limit. Wilson thence sent samples of her family’s hair out for analysis her fiveyearold daughter’s hair tested positive for high arsenic levels, she said. I’m sure that the Weston Field Club, about four miles away, recently tested positive for elevated arsenic levels, said General Manager Jeff Champion. Remember, penna and Wilson live in identical wooded neighborhood of rural Weston, where a lot of the town’s 10000 residents use private well water. Wanted to know if the metal was present in her body after years of drinking her well water, penna installed a water filtration system. She consulted a few doctors and xicologists but had a hard time finding someone who could test her for arsenic poisoning.
Water sampled from Penna’s kitchen sink and analyzed by Aqua Environmental contained arsenic in amounts equal to 022 milligrams per liter, more than twice the acceptable health limit. Another raw water test performed a month later by Stratford based Complete Environmental Testing Inc. Her sister, who lives in Newtown, has already tested her home’s water and discovered her radon levels are 18000 picocuries per liter more than three times the state recommended limit of 5000 picocuries per liter. That said, there’s a whole list of other contaminants Penna has yet to check her well for. Make sure you write a comment about it below. In the meantime, Penna said she plans to test her water quarterly. However, conforming to the American Medical Association, a fact sheet published on the state health department’s website said urine and hair arsenic tests are difficult to interpret and, are unreliable.
As indicated by the publication, an awesome method investigate arsenic exposure is to test drinking water.
Earlier this year the public health department updated its fact sheet, Arsenic in Private Drinking Water Wells, that it sent to local health officials and posted online.
State health officials are looking to boost the public’s awareness of arsenic contamination, Toal said. When it issued a news release recommending all homeowners test their well water any five years for arsenic and uranium, the department didn’t even recommend statewide arsenic testing until last week. Homeowners won’t know to test their wells for arsenic if public health officials don’t alert them, Penna and Wilson said. I’m sure you heard about this. State DPH does not require private well owners to test their water for arsenic and similar known toxins, like pesticides, copper and radon.
Health officials believe arsenic enters private well water from the surrounding bedrock. State Geologist Margaret Thomas said naturallyoccurring arsenic is found in rocks that contain iron sulfites, that are prevalent in New England. Her ‘once thick’ hair has since fallen out in clumps she did fill a plastic sandwich bag with dark brown strands collected from the drain after one shower. Anyways, penna, a mother of three young children whose home was built in the 1960s, moved to Weston eight years ago. She decided to test her well water after other Weston mothers reported similar hair loss. Assuaging property value fears and changing the way local and state health officials approach water contamination won’t happen suddenly, said Stamford resident Karen DeFalco. This is the case. Arsenic was also historically used as a pesticide, mainly in apple orchards.
Even if it my be possible to do a geographic analysis on the basis of geologic mapping, the state has not studied the location or extent of arseniccontaining bedrock, Thomas said.
Stamford’s public testing program, that has tested more than 1000 of the city’s estimated 5000 private drinking wells over the last year, has helped local and state officials learn more about pesticide contamination and inspired other testing across Connecticut.
DeFalco, president of the North Stamford Concerned Citizens for the Environment nonprofit, was an early advocate for municipal and state intervention in 2009 after the carcinogenic pesticides chlordane and dieldrin were discovered in North Stamford drinking wells. Then, the state public health department recommends homeowners with high levels of arsenic in their well water stop drinking from the tap until they’ve installed remediation systems on their homes.
Homeowners must consult a water service professional to determine which method should work best for their house, Toal said, metal oxide filters or reverse osmosis procedures are typically used to treat arsenic contamination.
She eventually visited a Westport natural pathologist, who sent a sample of her hair to a Georgia laboratory for analysis.
With her hair sample testing positive for 16 micrograms per gram well above the recommended limit of 15 micrograms per gram, the results revealed high arsenic levels. Usually, the state requires tests of private drinking water only once when the well is installed and arsenic isn’t on the list of contaminants laboratories are mandated to test for under the state Public Health Code. Considering the above said. I know that the code requires new wells to be tested for tal coliform, nitrate, nitrite, sodium, chloride, iron, manganese, hardness, turbidity, pH, sulfate, apparent color and odor. Accordingly the state has done little research on the source or location of well water contaminants like arsenic, and requires the testing of private drinking water only once when a really new well is installed.
It turned out arsenic, in levels more than twice the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended health limit of 01 milligrams per liter, had been flowing from the two women’s taps and they’re not alone. Now look, the Connecticut Department of Public Health has received numerous reports in recent years of pesticide and heavy metal contamination in residential drinking water across the state. CAT scans, skin biopsies, ultrasounds and even a brain scan, they decided to test their well water, after shelling out thousands of dollars on blood tests. Notice that the Weston mothers suffered similar symptoms. Weston residents rushed to test their own well water after hearing of Penna and Wilson’s findings, and 104 homeowners have reported their results to the ‘Westport Weston’ Health Department, Director Mark Cooper said.