There are about
500 houses on Tapps Island - 500 houses with
real people drinking the partially treated
sewage water that is Lake Tapps;
contaminated water they've been drinking for
decades. Over 2,000 failed residential
septic systems dump their sewage into Lake
Tapps every single day.
And then there's the water from the Rainer School for
the Mentally Ill, with only God knows what
drugs in it, making its way to the Enumclaw
Waste Water Treatment Plant.
A few issues ago in Men's Health there was
an article on the extinction of the human
race; all tied to the water we drink and the
stuff we pour into our drains and back into
someone else's body downstream. The
groundswell of scientists not only worried
about what the Endocrine Disruptors do to
the female body but also what these
chemicals and others do to the male body.
This part of the Lake Tapps story should
galvanize people against Pierce County and
it's politicians like no other. How many of
us have had a parent, child, sibling, friend
that has suffered all kinds of unspeakable
agony from Cancer? How many people who have
lived on Tapps Island can point their
fingers at the politicians who ignored this
particular victim, ignored the problem, and carried
on so that more people could be poisoned
with the Lake Tapps water?
Poisoned Waters (PBS) Chapter 5
Endocrine Disruptors in our Water
It's in the water on Tapps Island. There
is no water treatment system on the planet
that can remove these Endocrine Disruptors
from the water.
Germany has been working on the problem for
Poisoned Waters (PBS) Chapter 6
The USGS test featured in this
program is the same test USGS agreed to
Poisoned Waters (PBS) Chapter 11
This chapter goes into what King
County has done to protect the Water
do on Lake Tapps. However, USGS needed a
government sponsor for the test and
Ecology REFUSED to simply sponsor the test.
Supply. The cost of which really upset
Eastside communities and
was part of the impetus for starting
Cascade Water Alliance.
Note the General
Manger for the Potomac water system. He
first says it's tough to keep
up, but the water is safe because it meets
the EPA's standards. He later backtracks.
Disappearing Male documentary from CBC
Canada broadcast in February 2010. It is
embedded below under the
Creative Commons license.
"We are conducting a vast
toxico-logical experiment in which our
children and our children's children are the
Dr. Herbert Needleman
The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system. The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer. At the same time, boys are now far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette's syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia.
"There's no question
that when you show
and then you actually
look at babies
show that those contaminants are
in that child,
but they stay in that child.
It is revolutionary."
Dr. Louis Giullette
AP: Drugs found in drinking water -
A vast array of pharmaceuticals —
including antibiotics, anti-convulsants,
mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have
been found in the drinking water
supplies of at least 41 million
Americans, an Associated Press
Testimony of Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD,
MSc: U.S. Senate Committee on
Environment and Public Works on
"Oversight on EPA Toxic Chemical
Policies" "Exposure to chemical
contaminants that occurs around the time
of conception, during pregnancy, or
during infancy can be particularly
powerful. These are critical times of
development, or "periods of
vulnerability," during which unique and
important developmental changes are
taking place. Chemical exposures during
these periods can interfere with these
processes and result in negative health
effects to the child or even the
Breast Cancer Fund "Breast cancer
incidence rates in the United States
increased by more than 40 percent
between 1973 and 1998. In 2008, a
woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer
is one in eight. Chemicals related to
breast cancer also make their way into
lakes, streams and groundwater systems.
Of particular concern are pesticides
from agricultural and home use, dioxins
and synthetic hormones that make their
way down household drains."
State of the Evidence 2008 - a
comprehensive report on the
environmental exposures linked to
increased breast cancer risk, including
natural and synthetic estrogens;
xenoestrogens and other
carcinogenic chemicals and radiation.
The Endocrine Society - Mission: To
advance excellence in endocrinology and
promote its essential role as an
integrative force in scientific research
and medical practice.