Saturday, January 23, 2016

It is too late for the Babies and Children of Flint Michigan: Lead Poisoning is Irreversible. By Geniusofdespair

How long have the children been drinking that lead tainted water? It has been two years that an entire city of 100,000 of mostly black residents (27% are under 18) drinking leaded water. IQ? Hah! That test has been dashed for these folks. Once you are poisoned by lead you can't change or fix the brain damage that has already been done. It is done. Black lives matter? Right. So we now have a city of brain damaged children. And, the Republicans will call them lazy when they are grown into adults,  when it was the government that destroyed their brains. Where are all you right to life nut jobs? Don't you care? This is a problem of EPIC proportions. How on earth could this happen? Try being black and complaining. Read the Agency for Toxic Substances report on Lead.

Don't worry your aquifer is safe, just ask FPL. Read the blog on the ASR Disaster (our featured post to the right on this page). Also read "Governor Rick Scott channels Flint" by Gimleteye, if you think a drinking water disaster can't happen here.

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What are the people responsible saying to the forever poisoned children of Flint: "I'm sorry." Well, I'm sorry won't fix brain damage. Why did they give Flint this tainted water: To save money.

Symptoms  of lead poisoning: Mayor clinic

Lead poisoning symptoms in children

The signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in children may include:

Developmental delay
Learning difficulties
Loss of appetite
Weight loss
Sluggishness and fatigue
Abdominal pain
Hearing loss

Lead poisoning symptoms in newborns

Babies who are exposed to lead before birth may experience:

Learning difficulties
Slowed growth

Lead poisoning symptoms in adults

Although children are primarily at risk, lead poisoning is also dangerous for adults. Signs and symptoms in adults may include:

High blood pressure
Abdominal pain
Joint pains
Muscle pain
Declines in mental functioning
Pain, numbness or tingling of the extremities
Memory loss
Mood disorders
Reduced sperm count, abnormal sperm
Miscarriage or premature birth in pregnant women

Treating higher levels

For more-severe cases, your doctor may recommend:

Chelation therapy. In this treatment, you take a medication that binds with the lead so that it's excreted in your urine.
EDTA therapy. Doctors treat adults with lead levels greater than 45 mcg/dL of blood with one or more of three drugs, most commonly a chemical called ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). Depending on your lead level, you may need more than one treatment. In such severe cases, however, it may not be possible to reverse damage that has already occurred.

1 comment:

Zwoman said...

Outrageous and sad, but this is sends a very clear message to Americans. Republicans don't give a rat's ass about your health and welfare, especially if you are poor and black. Polluting our air and water, endless wars and denying healthcare access are just some of their methods to "cull the herd." They want poor people to die. They revealed themselves in the 2008 debates when the Republican sychophants cheered and chanted to the suggestion that the Republican healthcare plan was "Let them die."

This is why the Dems need a true advocate of wealth inequality like Bernie Sanders. Hillary is a corporate shill, just like the rest of the politicians. Wake up America, it's time for the Revolution, and only Bernie is willing to lead the charge.