Bromide, bromate

Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?
Veritasium, 2019

I took a boat through 96 million black plastic balls on the Los Angeles reservoir to find out why they’re there. The first time I heard about shade balls the claim was they reduce evaporation. But it turns out this isn’t the reason they were introduced.

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Charcoal slurry

Make a Charcoal Slurry Drink with Activated Charcoal Powder
Charcoal House
Nov 29, 2013

decomposing sea lettuce -> H2S

Tourists heading to France are warned to avoid toxic sea lettuce which is feared to have killed two men in last few days
15 July 2019
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7248143/Tourists-heading-France-warned-avoid-toxic-sea-lettuce.html

H2S gas — what you need to know about hydrogen sulfide
2017
https://www.blacklinesafety.com/blog/h2s-gas-need-know

Ácido sulfhídrico (nombre IUPAC: sulfuro de hidrógeno)
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81cido_sulfh%C3%ADdrico

Making a Hydrogen Sulfide Generator
NileRed, 2014

Carfentanil

Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio
September 25, 2016
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/25/495052633/deadly-opioid-overwhelms-first-responders-and-crime-labs-in-ohio

Heroin isn’t new in Cincinnati, but the recent surge in overdoses is being blamed on an even more potent drug called carfentanil. It’s 100 times stronger than fentanyl, a more common synthetic opioid that is itself much stronger than heroin. Carfentanil is used to sedate elephants. It can be dangerous to even touch it without gloves.

related:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/02/492108992/an-even-deadlier-opioid-carfentanil-is-hitting-the-streets

There is no safe level of lead exposure

High Lead Levels In Michigan Kids After City Switches Water Source
September 29, 2015
http://www.npr.org/2015/09/29/444497051/high-lead-levels-in-michigan-kids-after-city-switches-water-source

… He’d been tested before the city switched its water source. At that time, he had a level of 2 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. After the switch, his level was 6.5.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a level of 5 is considered “much higher” than that found in most children. It also says there is no safe level of lead exposure — and the effects, like lower IQ, are irreversible.

… researchers from Virginia Tech found that Flint River water is highly corrosive. That means when it comes into contact with lead from service lines, household pipes or solder, it eats away at the lead and sends it right to people’s faucets.
[In 1986 lead pipes were banned.]

City officials and state regulators say they’re now putting together a corrosion control plan to reduce lead exposure.

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Doctor Who Discovered Children Had Elevated Lead Levels Talks About What’s Changed
September 17, 2017
http://www.npr.org/2017/09/17/551670868/doctor-who-discovered-children-had-elevated-lead-levels-talks-about-whats-change

Dr. Hanna-Attisha

we’re surrounding our kids with science, with evidence-based interventions that we know promote development and can mitigate the impact of lead.

universal preschool.
Every kid in Flint gets a book mailed to them every month from the ages of 0 to 5.

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/26/503416880/michigan-pediatrician-gives-update-on-childrens-health-one-year-after-flint-wate
early literacy and early intervention. And we have universal preschool
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related:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/10/18/449698380/calls-continue-for-epa-to-clean-up-former-lead-production-site-in-philly

Getting drunk on hand sanitizer

More children getting drunk on hand sanitizer
CNN
September 15, 2015
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/14/health/hand-sanitizer-poisoning/index.html

Six-year-old Nhaijah Russell swallowed three or four squirts of seemingly innocuous liquid hand sanitizer at school. It tasted good, she said, like strawberry.

It also contained enough alcohol to make her dangerously drunk. She arrived at the emergency room slurring her words and unable to walk.

Since 2010, poison control center hotlines across the United States have seen a nearly 400% increase in calls related to children younger than 12 ingesting hand sanitizer, according to new analysis by the Georgia Poison Center.

The amount of alcohol in hand sanitizer ranges from 45% to 95%. Ingesting even small amounts — as little as two or three squirts in some cases — can cause alcohol poisoning. By comparison, wine and beer contain about 12% and 5% alcohol