Fluoride, the government’s way of saying “we don’t want you to succeed”, has been poured into the water supply by the government for years and has still gone strong. The government thought it was a great way to protect our teeth, but instead it caused more pain which brought forth the fluoride conspiracy. The fluoride conspiracy can be proven because there has been extensive research on the subject, and the side effects of fluoride are easily visible and they include lower IQ, certain cancers, and the feeling of docility. The U.S is ranked low on the totem pole of countries in terms of education and some don’t know why. The reason for this lower standard is because of Americas own screw up.
The authority would have to build a separate facility that includes an emergency deluge shower and storage dedicated solely for fluoride purposes. In early November, council held a public hearing in which local residents and council members voiced their concerns about the Bellefonte Water Authority’s decision to discontinue fluoridation. The majority present expressed strong concerns to keep fluoridation in the water, including concerns about health benefits of fluoride. In the U.S, approximately 70 percent of public water supplies are fluoridated, which equates to about 185 million people, according to FluorideAlert.org. Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to public water systems to help prevent tooth decay and cavities.
Furthermore, if there was more government intervention, there wouldn’t be consumer crises to begin with. Since consumer crises are a growing issue, it is important that the government takes necessary action to make it a declining one. “The scientific community overwhelmingly agrees that trans fats pose major health risks, and the FDA estimates that a ban could prevent 7,000 deaths and 20,000 heart attacks every year” (Filipovic). This shows how reluctant the government is to intervene because despite the clear negative effects of trans fat, it is still widely distributed within the food industry. Additionally, the government generally pushes forward a more individualist approach to food and water safety, which most people contend that it should instead be more systematic.
I believe that the large water footprint prevalent in Canadians is because of our government. Firstly, if the government were to enforce a law making water meters mandatory in every household and business, then we would expect to see a huge decrease in the average water consumption. Only 72% of households have water metres, a flat rate per month is not effective because people may be deceived into thinking that they are very conservative with their water usage, however they are using 200+ litres of water than the average Canadian household. Secondly, it should be mandatory that business have a water strategy carefully outlined and disclosed to the government. This helps the government to understand how businesses are making use of their water conservatively.
The recent trend of Americans carrying bottled water can be explained by its convenience, as it can be purchased in vending machines and grocery stores, and is a healthier choice than soda. In addition, carrying bottled water is a good idea to maintain one’s hydration throughout the day (“Tap Water or Bottled?,” 2006). Although dehydration, or loss of water from the body, is not a concern for many Americans, people who exercise without drinking, sick children and the elderly are susceptible to its effects. Affected individuals will experience thirst, headache, fatigue, and dizziness. In addition, if exercise is undertaken under conditions of dehydration a person may experience muscle cramp or ache (“The ‘8 glasses per day’ rule,” 2006).
It shows the effects on not only the oceans, but on animal life as well. (2) Tamara explains why she feels that tap water is superior to bottled. Some of her reasoning for this is that bottled water regulation enforcement is the job of only one person who also possesses additional responsibilities. The evidence also found that bottled water is no cleaner than tap water when tested. Additionally, she discovered that tap water is safer
Sadly, many people don’t have this right, even in our country. My goal for the Passion Project this year is to spread awareness about the lack of water in the world, raise money to help people in the world get water, and provide at least 10 people with clean water. The first two and half quarters of the year was focused on raising money and spreading awareness to third world country struggles, specifically water in South Asia. I have so far read two books and will be starting another one soon, it is called Your Water Footprint. My research at the beginning of the year was very brief and gave me a little information about my project.
Not only is bottled water extremely regulated, but it is also a viable source of hydration for individuals in times of need; therefore one like myself once again disagree with Annie Leonard’s position against bottled water with evidence provided by IBWA. In the article, “Bottled Water Matters,” IBWA had shown the viability of bottled water through their statement, “ Bottled water companies respond with efficiency and speed with regard to provide bottled water in coordination with emergency relief operations.” This statement clearly demonstrates how bottled water can be very essential and lifesaving in times of need. For example, in a disaster like an earthquake, buildings, including tap faucets, would be demolish by the forces of nature.
The water that we are given to survive off of is the only water we have, yet sadly with time it has been altered from its most natural and pure state. Through industry and the use of man-made chemicals, the human population has managed to make water pollution into a serious problem that our planet is currently facing. To stop the advancing of water population and salvage the clean water we have for future consumption, the greater humankind needs to embrace education and
Though seemingly contrary to the task at hand, safe injection sites could possibly be the method that saves thousands of American lives. As Gary Mendell states in the CQ Researcher, addiction requires an “all hands on deck” approach (Mendell). There is no instantaneous solution to eradicate addiction. Safe injection sites, however, could begin the change needed to eventually wipe out the opioid epidemic entirely. An advantage to these locations would be the doctors on hand that would help keep the users safe.
“You’ve got to put reasonable restrictions so people are only pumping out a reasonable amount of water that underlines their land.”(Khokha 3). California’s new law might affect farmers right now but will help them in the future. If California doesn’t regulate groundwater we will be in serious trouble in the future. If farmers keep wasting the water we have right now, we won’t have enough in the future. Regulating groundwater may also help people in need for water.
“Americans are drinking bottled water in record numbers—a whopping 5 billion gallons in 2001” (IBWA). Drinking water is an essential to all living beings, especially human beings. The concern globally is people are not getting enough water to help replace whatever they have lost through the normal bodily functions. Bottled water has great contributions when it comes to Americans. Americans of this century have grown up on bottled water; it becomes second nature to them to not buy bottled water.
Opposing solutions believe that their water rights entitle them to unlimited amounts of water for their corporations and products. But that is not the case if corporations continue to draw large amounts of fresh water that really belong to the people they will cause a major drought that will leave millions of people hungry. My solution is superior to those of corporations because they protect the ordinary citizens rights to water and stop the Estrada 5 greediness of corporations destroying our water system. It will tax and charge more for the water that is being drawn by corporations that make huge sales so that either the state is being
Most water plants all over the United States use at least one part per million of fluoride in tap water. It is supposed to help developing children have healthier teeth but there is significant debate to spark inquisitive curiosity. Over exposure to fluoride could cause cancer, lower I.Q. level, calcify your pineal gland, cause girls to reach puberty at an earlier stage of development, and can even help develop Down syndrome. However, though there