Wednesday, March 16, 2011


If the purpose of these reports is to reassure the uninformed public that all is well with our drinking water than they have suceeded. If on the other hand the purpose is to give an accurate, truthful presentation which encompasses a much bigger picture of our drinking water, than they have failed miserably. The following chemicals which are part of the Ontario Drinking Water Standards (ODWS) are NOT included in the Region's reports: Chloramines, Trihalomethanes, Cyanide, Dioxin & Furans, Lead, Microcystin LR, NTA, NDMA, Radiological Standards. Furthermore the following common and ubiquitous chemicals, incomprehensibly are Not in either the ODWS nor the Region's Annual Report: Toluene, Xylenes. Ethyl Benzene and Chloroform. As far as I am concerned any of these not being included render the whole process moot. It's similar to the Libyan government ordering the Libyan rebels to take their flu shots immediately prior to the government then bombing them. The whole "science" of Risk Assessments, behind the ODWS, is highly suspect to start with, but by ignoring huge health risks from very commonly present industrial contaminants, our authorities have turned this exercise from one of public information into one of public relations.

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