Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?
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.
Make a Charcoal Slurry Drink with Activated Charcoal Powder
Nov 29, 2013
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
H2S gas — what you need to know about hydrogen sulfide
Ácido sulfhídrico (nombre IUPAC: sulfuro de hidrógeno)
Making a Hydrogen Sulfide Generator
Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio
September 25, 2016
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.
High Lead Levels In Michigan Kids After City Switches Water Source
September 29, 2015
… 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.
Doctor Who Discovered Children Had Elevated Lead Levels Talks About What’s Changed
September 17, 2017
we’re surrounding our kids with science, with evidence-based interventions that we know promote development and can mitigate the impact of lead.
Every kid in Flint gets a book mailed to them every month from the ages of 0 to 5.
early literacy and early intervention. And we have universal preschool
More children getting drunk on hand sanitizer
September 15, 2015
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