Nothing is more fundamental to life than Clean Air and Clean Water
The City of Kent refused to join Cascade because of the "Endocrine Disruptors" in Lake Tapps

"There are more and more studies showing that before birth, between fertilization and birth,
something's happening to boys. Basically, they die before they are born."
Dr. Theo Colborn


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 Supply. 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 20 years.


Poisoned Waters (PBS) Chapter 6 - The USGS test featured in this program is the same test USGS agreed to
do on Lake Tapps. However, USGS needed a government sponsor for the test and Ecology REFUSED to simply sponsor the test.

Poisoned Waters (PBS) Chapter 11 - This chapter goes into what King County has done to protect the Water
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.


The 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 experimental subjects." 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 that the
mother's milk has contaminants, and then you actually

look at babies and show that those contaminants are
not only in that child, but they stay in that child.
It is revolutionary."
Dr. Louis Giullette

More information:

  • 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 investigation shows.

  • 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 grandchildren."

  • 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 endocrine-disrupting compounds; 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.