Talking about his own tweet, Sonu said, Everyone has right to his opinion and I only spoke about loudspeakers. Assuaging property value fears and changing the way local and state health officials approach water contamination shan’t happen in one day, said Stamford resident Karen DeFalco.
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 isn’t confined to Weston’s borders. 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. She consulted a few doctors and xicologists but had a hard time finding someone who could test her for arsenic poisoning. Actually, her oncethick hair has since fallen out in clumps she been actually able to fill a plastic sandwich bag with dark brown strands collected from the drain after one shower.
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. 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. Did you know that 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. There’s a lot more information about it here. The state has done little research on the source or location of well water contaminants just like arsenic, and requires the testing of private drinking water only once when a brand 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.
In line with the publication, another cool way to investigate arsenic exposure is to test drinking water.
In line 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. On p of this, 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, there’re an estimated 400000 private wells in Connecticut serving approximately 526700 people. Another raw water test performed a month later by Stratford based Complete Environmental Testing Inc. It is 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.
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. 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. You should take this seriously. 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 staterecommended limit of 5000 picocuries per liter. There’s a whole list of other contaminants Penna has yet to check her well for. He’d grown scalp and facial hair, after two treatment months with the medication, not only did the patient’s psoriasis show improvement.
Man completely regrew scalp hair and had clearly visible eyebrows, eyelashes and facial hair, after three more months of treatment with a higher dose of the medication. By eight treatment months, there was a full regrowth of hair, and the patient reported no aftereffects. Despite it will 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. So, arsenic was also historically used as a pesticide, mainly in apple orchards. Furthermore, 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. I know that the state DPH does not require private well owners to test their water for arsenic and similar known toxins, like pesticides, copper and radon. Homeowners won’t know to test their wells for arsenic if public health officials don’t alert them, Penna and Wilson said. Ed Meyer, ‘DGuilford’, said he should support expanding the list of contaminants that laboratories are required to test for when new wells are installed.
I know that the General Assembly’s Environmental Committee chairman said he is open to exploring the huge poser.
Mandating more frequent testing of private drinking water my be an ugher bill to pass. King and his colleague Dr. Brittany Craiglow wrote a paper on the trial, that was published this week in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Basically the man had alopecia universalis, a rare sort of hair loss that has no cure or ‘longterm’ treatment. Brett King helped a 25yearold patient with nearly no hair on his body grow a full head of hair in eight months. Using a drug designed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, dermatologist Dr. For example, CAT scans, skin biopsies, ultrasounds and even a brain scan, they decided to test their well water, right after shelling out thousands of dollars on blood tests.
Did you know that the Weston mothers suffered similar symptoms.
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. Columbia University scientist Angela Christiano, inspired his decision to try the treatment while King said the work of another researcher. Christiano showed that facitinib and a related medicine reversed alopecia areata in mice. Homeowners should 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. By the way, 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.
I’m sure 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. Accordingly 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. But also other forms of baldness, that next stage will be some amount of time away since King said his hopes are high that the medication should be helpful in treating not merely alopecia universalis. While King said, is getting approval for a pical version of the medication and conducting a larger trial, the next step.
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 ‘WestportWeston’ Health Department, Director Mark Cooper said. About 30 the wells percent tested positive for arsenic in levels above the acceptable health limit. Penna and Wilson live in identical wooded neighborhood of rural Weston, where hundreds of the town’s 10000 residents use private well water. Furthermore, the Weston Field Club, about four miles away, recently tested positive for elevated arsenic levels, said General Manager Jeff Champion. Now pay attention please. While King said, for the most part there’re oral steroids, so, that’s very unreliable.
Steroids given by mouth are not a ‘long term’ solution.