PFCs found in another 200 east metro wells

Tighter standards for chemical once used by 3M prompt more drinking water tests. 

By Josephine Marcotty Star Tribune MARCH 31, 2017 

The ongoing search for east-metro wells contaminated by a former 3M plant has turned up another 200 homes that will get state-funded supplies of bottled water or filtration systems.

The Minnesota Department of Health has found that the homes’ drinking water from private wells exceeds an updated federal health standard for a group of industrial chemicals known as PFCs once used by the 3M plant, which have long contaminated nearby groundwater.

Last year the federal government, relying on years of research data, tightened its health guidelines for two PFCs, saying the old ones were no longer valid. It advised states and municipal drinking water systems across the country to reduce the amount of chemicals considered safe for drinking from 300 or 400 parts per trillion down to 70 — a significant difference.

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US Government Admits Americans Have Been Overdosed on Fluoride

By Dr. Mercola

The US government has finally admitted they’ve overdosed Americans on fluoride and, for first time since 1962, are lowering its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water.1,2,

About 40 percent of American teens have dental fluorosis, a condition referring to changes in the appearance of tooth enamel—from chalky-looking lines and splotches to dark staining and pitting—caused by long-term ingestion of fluoride during the time teeth are forming.

In some areas, fluorosis rates are as high as 70-80 percent, with some children suffering from advanced forms.

The former recommendation called for a fluoride level of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of water. The new upper limit set by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is 0.7 mg/L, to prevent these visible signs of toxic overexposure.

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Pure H2O – The inorganic minerals that line a thirty-year-old plumbing pipe will eventually line ours.


By Alfred Lipshultz

A gentleman said to me in the middle of a recent business meeting, one that seemed to be going nowhere, “O.K., AIf, what’s the bottom line?” My response was so off-the-wall that he didn’t know whether to laugh, act insulted, or just leave my office: “The bottom line is to improve my quality of life.” He sat back, collected his thoughts to search for an alternative to circumlocute my statement, and then said, “You’re absolutely right.”


Well, to make a long story short, I bought his line of goods and he bought an Aquathin.
What it all comes down to for all of us is quality of life. If you don’t have your health, everything else loses its value. So, I began to research what makes us healthy. Hardly any research has been devoted to the most important thing we put inside us . . . WATER. We’re approximately 85% water, yet water is taken for granted!


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