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Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby HDRider » Mon May 08, 2017 3:01 pm

While the vast majority of the country experienced increases in life expectancy since 1980, several counties saw decreases, with eight of the 10 cities with the largest decreases in Kentucky. They include:

Owsley County, Kentucky (-3 percent)
Lee County, Kentucky (-2 percent)
Leslie County, Kentucky (-1.9 percent)
Breathitt County, Kentucky (-1.4 percent)
Clay County, Kentucky (-1.3 percent)
Powell County, Kentucky (-1.1 percent)
Estill County, Kentucky (-1 percent)
Perry County, Kentucky (-0.8 percent)
Kiowa County, Oklahoma (-0.7 percent)
Perry County, Alabama (-0.6 percent)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/life-expect ... -you-live/
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon May 08, 2017 3:06 pm

Ya don't suppose tobacco use plays a role do you?
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Postby M-5 » Mon May 08, 2017 3:11 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Ya don't suppose tobacco use plays a role do you?


Prolly has more to do with telling folks the grass should be called hay .
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Bright Raven » Mon May 08, 2017 4:47 pm

Tobacco, drugs, alcohol. Everyone of those counties are in Eastern Kentucky. There are no jobs. The natives look for a means of escape.
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon May 08, 2017 5:09 pm

Bright Raven wrote:Tobacco, drugs, alcohol. Everyone of those counties are in Eastern Kentucky. There are no jobs. The natives look for a means of escape.


Yes sir.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby dun » Mon May 08, 2017 5:14 pm

The was a TV show about some sheriff in KY and dealt with the mostly drug problems they had there. Pretty country but I wouldn;t want to be any where near it
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Postby kenny thomas » Mon May 08, 2017 8:57 pm

dun wrote:The was a TV show about some sheriff in KY and dealt with the mostly drug problems they had there. Pretty country but I wouldn;t want to be any where near it

The TV show was about Harlan Co, KY and after the show the sheriff got beat. Drugs and unemployment are bad. I am in the joining County in VA
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby kickinbull » Mon May 08, 2017 9:34 pm

Living in Kentucky and seeing a lot of people with cancer including myself,we've wondered why it's so prevalent. I've heard a lot of ideas including the ones mentioned. My guess is the water, well more the treatment used for county water.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Ky hills » Mon May 08, 2017 9:42 pm

Our county borders 2 of the counties mentioned. My family has been involved in mission work in one of those counties for several years, through our church. As has been mentioned lack of jobs, addictions over generations have had devastating affects on the communities. We have come to know several families and individuals, some of the life stories and living conditions are heart breaking. I have to say though, that in all things considered I am much more comfortable anywhere in eastern KY, than I would be in a big city.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby kenny thomas » Mon May 08, 2017 9:47 pm

Ky hills wrote:Our county borders 2 of the counties mentioned. My family has been involved in mission work in one of those counties for several years, through our church. As has been mentioned lack of jobs, addictions over generations have had devastating affects on the communities. We have come to know several families and individuals, some of the life stories and living conditions are heart breaking. I have to say though, that in all things considered I am much more comfortable anywhere in eastern KY, than I would be in a big city.

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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby dun » Mon May 08, 2017 11:16 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
dun wrote:The was a TV show about some sheriff in KY and dealt with the mostly drug problems they had there. Pretty country but I wouldn;t want to be any where near it

The TV show was about Harlan Co, KY and after the show the sheriff got beat. Drugs and unemployment are bad. I am in the joining County in VA

That's the one, didn;t know about the sheriff. But all I knew about it any way was what was in the program. If that drug crap they showed was reasonably accurate that is scary stuff
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby wbvs58 » Tue May 09, 2017 2:56 am

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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Bright Raven » Tue May 09, 2017 6:01 am

kickinbull wrote:Living in Kentucky and seeing a lot of people with cancer including myself,we've wondered why it's so prevalent. I've heard a lot of ideas including the ones mentioned. My guess is the water, well more the treatment used for county water.


You are more correct than you may realize. The By-Products of potable water chlorination are proven carcinogens.

I advise everyone to have a carbon filter for the water they use for drinking and cooking.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Clodhopper » Tue May 09, 2017 6:30 am

Bright Raven wrote:
kickinbull wrote:Living in Kentucky and seeing a lot of people with cancer including myself,we've wondered why it's so prevalent. I've heard a lot of ideas including the ones mentioned. My guess is the water, well more the treatment used for county water.


You are more correct than you may realize. The By-Products of potable water chlorination are proven carcinogens.

I advise everyone to have a carbon filter for the water they use for drinking and cooking.

The EPA has required testing for Disinfection By-Products (DBP's) for this reason. My local water is always well below threshold in these categories. If anyone is worried about it, contact your local public water supply. They are required every year by law to provide consumers with a report (Consumer Confidence Report or CCR) detailing all water testing results. The system operator should be able to explain this report.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Bright Raven » Tue May 09, 2017 6:32 am

Clodhopper wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
kickinbull wrote:Living in Kentucky and seeing a lot of people with cancer including myself,we've wondered why it's so prevalent. I've heard a lot of ideas including the ones mentioned. My guess is the water, well more the treatment used for county water.


You are more correct than you may realize. The By-Products of potable water chlorination are proven carcinogens.

I advise everyone to have a carbon filter for the water they use for drinking and cooking.

The EPA has required testing for Disinfection By-Products (DBP's) for this reason. My local water is always well below threshold in these categories. If anyone is worried about it, contact your local public water supply. They are required every year by law to provide consumers with a report (Consumer Confidence Report or CCR) detailing all water testing results. The system operator should be able to explain this report.


Exactly.
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