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When It Comes To Arsenic, Bush Says "Drink Up America!" BY KEROUAC.(WWW.POLITICALJUSTICE.COM)
According to a 1999 study by the National Academy of Sciences, arsenic in drinking water causes bladder, lung and skin cancer, and may cause kidney and liver cancer. The study also found that arsenic harms the central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as heart and blood vessels, and causes serious skin problems. It also may cause birth defects and reproductive problems.
Ignoring the Will of the People... Again Illegitimate pResident-Appoint Bush, pictured with pseudo first lady Laura Bush, angered environmentalists and turned his back on the health of Americans in week 8 of his residency by reversing his campaign pledge to seek reductions in carbon dioxide emissions of the nation's power plants (read: Bush Lied to America About His Evironmental Positions) .
The switch embarrassed EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, who had touted the administration's intention to cut emissions.
Democrats criticized the reversal, saying Bush was succumbing to business pressures. The money lining his family's pockets for several decades - from special interest groups like the oil and coal industries - obviously means more to him than the health of Americans.
In week 9, Bush ordered the EPA (via Christie Whitman) to ignore evidence that Arsenic in the US Water Supply is killing and seriously hurting Americans - and to dismiss the EPA's URGENT request to lower acceptable Arsenic levels in American Water.
More About arsenic:
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Arsenic in Ground Water Supplies of the United States
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Drinking Water Standard for Arsenic
What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?
-- ChristineClaire (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 25, 2001