Therefore a few years back I called the owner of amongst the largest hair vendors in the to complain about hair quality and lack of consistency.
He is and he didJ He ld me that even if he owned his company, the work was done overseas and that in reality since he did not have boots on the ground he could not guarantee that any hair ordered thru his company will not be compromised in the ways mentioned above.
Not only about the hair from his company but about pretty much all of our hair vendors. He was known to be an extremely honest man and I had always felt like he should give me the straight scoop on anything I asked of him. On p of this, while I understood his explanation it didn’t mean I had to like what I heard and Lord knows my clients certainly didn’t seek for to hear that considering the money they have been investing!! 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 so sent samples of her family’s hair out for analysis her five year old daughter’s hair tested positive for high arsenic levels, she said.
Penna and Wilson live in similar wooded neighborhood of rural Weston, where quite a few the town’s 10000 residents use private well water. Actually the Weston Field Club, about four miles away, recently tested positive for elevated arsenic levels, said General Manager Jeff Champion. She decided to test her well water after other Weston mothers reported similar hair loss. Her once thick hair has since fallen out in clumps she been actually able to fill a plastic sandwich bag with light brown strands collected from the drain after one shower. Actually, penna, a mother of three young children whose home was built in the 1960s, moved to Weston eight years ago. Did you hear of something like this before? Even if the heavy metal is linked to serious health problems, the state has not investigated the scope or severity of arsenic contamination. Seriously. 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. Let me tell you something. I know that the state requires tests of private drinking water only once when the well is installed and arsenic ain’t on the list of contaminants laboratories are mandated to test for under the state Public Health Code.
Code requires new wells to be tested for tal coliform, nitrate, nitrite, sodium, chloride, iron, manganese, hardness, turbidity, pH, sulfate, apparent color and odor.
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.
She eventually visited a Westport natural pathologist, who sent a sample of her hair to a Georgia laboratory for analysis. Another raw water test performed a month later by ‘Stratford based’ Complete Environmental Testing Inc. Furthermore, the 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. Homeowners should consult a water service professional to determine which method would work best for their house, Toal said, metal oxide filters or reverse osmosis procedures are typically used to treat arsenic contamination.
I’m sure that 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.
State health officials are looking to boost the public’s awareness of arsenic contamination, Toal said.
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 Sen. For example, the General Assembly’s Environmental Committee chairman said he is open to exploring the real issue. You should take it into account. Mandating more frequent testing of private drinking water my be an ugher bill to pass.
Ed Meyer, D Guilford, said he would support expanding the list of contaminants that laboratories are required to test for when new wells are installed.
About 30 the wells percent tested positive for arsenic in levels above the acceptable health limit.
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. Arsenic was also historically used as a pesticide, mainly in apple orchards. It’s a well although it must be possible to do a geographic analysis on the basis of geologic mapping, the state has not studied the location or extent of ‘arsenic containing’ bedrock, Thomas said. Now pay attention please. In accordance with 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.
In consonance with the publication, a great method investigate arsenic exposure is to test drinking water.
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. Assuaging property value fears and changing the way local and state health officials approach water contamination should not happen suddenly, said Stamford resident Karen DeFalco. She consulted a few doctors and xicologists but had a hard time finding someone who could test her for arsenic poisoning. Remember, wanted to know if the metal was present in her body after years of drinking her well water, penna installed a water filtration system. Essentially, in the meantime, Penna said she plans to test her water quarterly. 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.
There’s a whole list of other contaminants Penna has yet to check her well for.
Stamford’s health department detected arsenic in 24 of 227 well water tests performed since The state DPH has also found the heavy metal in drinking wells across Connecticut, most recently in Pomfret and Somers, said state epidemiologist Brian Toal.
Arsenic contamination ain’t confined to Weston’s borders. Nonetheless, the Weston mothers suffered similar symptoms. 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. Now look. Homeowners won’t know to test their wells for arsenic if public health officials don’t alert them, Penna and Wilson said. For instance, when it issued a news release recommending all homeowners test their well water nearly any five years for arsenic and uranium, the department didn’t even recommend statewide arsenic testing until last week. That said, the state DPH does not require private well owners to test their water for arsenic and identical known toxins, just like pesticides, copper and radon.