Lynda Bell does not address environmental concerns unless they benefit the farmers or her friends like John DuBois. And then she is on the wrong side of the issue - less regulation not more. She is always in favor of loosening Environmental regulation. She tried with wetland protection and mangrove protection. She tried to stop removal of illegal fill (some with arsenic in it) for the 8 1/2 square mile people (they didn't know any better that the fill they accepted illegally, was dangerous) and she tried to skirt arsenic removal while she was mayor, for a school yet. She didn't address arsenic at all as County Commissioner even though she knows it is there: She said you can stick a spoon in the ground and find it. Now that arsenic is being found all over the place (Chapman Field and Hammocks Community Park, for example) what has she done? Silence. Only for Donald Trump's mythical movie studio idea near the airport did she enthusiastically talk about the ease of removing it by digging down to the bedrock -- not so for the school. For the children she argued against a complete cleanup.
Anyway, I wonder if people in her district with wells are safe? The second video is about arsenic's harm in very small amounts. Watch the 2 video's damn it!!!
Whether arsenic is ingested from water or from soil, it can be absorbed into the body. Once in the body, the arsenic (regardless of where it came from) poses an increased risk for arsenic-related health effects. Many different factors (for example, the form and amount of arsenic, the characteristics of the soil, the presence of other contaminants, the age of the person ingesting the soil, and whether or not their stomach contains food) can influence how much arsenic is absorbed into the body when soil is ingested. How these factors influence arsenic absorption is difficult to quantify. In light of these uncertainties, the agencies consider the absorption of arsenic from soil to be the same as that from water.
Dust on fields, stirred up, while children play soccer and baseball is contaminated with arsenic. The County in their report (link below) called Arsenic "the most significant contaminant".
Miami Dade Study - Take into account...
1) it's done by an engineer and they have a very different way of looking at these things than do the scientific and/or public health communities
2) at least some of his statistical tests are wrong -- not necessarily wrongly conducted but certainly wrongly interpreted as to their technical meaning
"If you swallow arsenic in water, soil, or food, most of the arsenic may quickly enter into your body. The amount that enters your body will depend on how much you swallow and the kind of arsenic that you swallow. This is the most likely way for you to be exposed near a waste site. If you breathe air that contains arsenic dusts, many of the dust particles settle onto the lining of the lungs. Most of the arsenic in these particles is then taken up from the lungs into the body. You might be exposed in this way near waste sites where arsenic-contaminated soils are allowed to blow into the air, or if you work with arsenic-containing soil or products. If you get arsenic-contaminated soil or water on your skin, only a small amount will go through your skin into your body, so this is usually not of concern."
Agency for Toxic Substances