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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Clodhopper » Tue May 09, 2017 7:50 am

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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.

Not to hijack, but the EPA ain't all bad!

I would be interested to see the longest lived counties. Hamilton County, which is a little west and south of me, seems to have an abnormally high amount of 90 and 100 year olds in the local obituaries. It's unreal, sometimes there'll be a couple of deaths in a week of people past the century mark. The biggest town in the county is probably 2500-3000 souls.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Bright Raven » Tue May 09, 2017 7:57 am

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Clodhopper wrote: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.

Not to hijack, but the EPA ain't all bad!

I would be interested to see the longest lived counties. Hamilton County, which is a little west and south of me, seems to have an abnormally high amount of 90 and 100 year olds in the local obituaries. It's unreal, sometimes there'll be a couple of deaths in a week of people past the century mark. The biggest town in the county is probably 2500-3000 souls.


Mason County here on the banks of the Ohio has been the center of cancer studies due to the high cancer rate. Some say the water, others say the power plants. The Ohio was a cess pool for many years. There are other factors that were mentioned. Mason County has above normal alcohol consumption and smoking is still far above the national average.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Clodhopper » Tue May 09, 2017 8:05 am

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Exactly.

Not to hijack, but the EPA ain't all bad!

I would be interested to see the longest lived counties. Hamilton County, which is a little west and south of me, seems to have an abnormally high amount of 90 and 100 year olds in the local obituaries. It's unreal, sometimes there'll be a couple of deaths in a week of people past the century mark. The biggest town in the county is probably 2500-3000 souls.


Mason County here on the banks of the Ohio has been the center of cancer studies due to the high cancer rate. Some say the water, others say the power plants. The Ohio was a cess pool for many years. There are other factors that were mentioned. Mason County has above normal alcohol consumption and smoking is still far above the national average.

It seems our tristate area (Southern IL, Southern IN, Western KY) has an above average smoking level. I would say the use of chewing tobacco is even higher than smoking, but I don't hear much about that.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Bright Raven » Tue May 09, 2017 5:23 pm

Just watched Lexington news coverage of the decrease in longevity in the 8 eastern Kentucky counties. Obesity and smoking were cited in addition to lack of access to health care.

The underlying reason was cited as POVERTY.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue May 09, 2017 5:33 pm

Bright Raven wrote:Just watched Lexington news coverage of the decrease in longevity in the 8 eastern Kentucky counties. Obesity and smoking were cited in addition to lack of access to health care.

The underlying reason was cited as POVERTY.


Only in America can obesity, smoking and poverty be linked together.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Bright Raven » Tue May 09, 2017 5:42 pm

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Bright Raven wrote:Just watched Lexington news coverage of the decrease in longevity in the 8 eastern Kentucky counties. Obesity and smoking were cited in addition to lack of access to health care.

The underlying reason was cited as POVERTY.


Only in America can obesity, smoking and poverty be linked together.


I see your logic. My guess, it occurs in other countries.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue May 09, 2017 5:56 pm

Poverty and malnutrition seems like it goes hand in hand outside of the good olé US of A. Those that don't work should starve, and not be issued a handicap sticker because they're fat.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby kenny thomas » Tue May 09, 2017 9:19 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Poverty and malnutrition seems like it goes hand in hand outside of the good olé US of A. Those that don't work should starve, and not be issued a handicap sticker because they're fat.

In the areas there and also many counties here in VA obesity is rapidly increasing. Even in smaller children. It's unreal how many 400 lb people I see.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue May 09, 2017 9:46 pm

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True Grit Farms wrote:Poverty and malnutrition seems like it goes hand in hand outside of the good olé US of A. Those that don't work should starve, and not be issued a handicap sticker because they're fat.

In the areas there and also many counties here in VA obesity is rapidly increasing. Even in smaller children. It's unreal how many 400 lb people I see.


Pretty common in rural east Texas as well due to many reasons as already stated. Seems like we losing an entire generation.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Bright Raven » Tue May 09, 2017 9:48 pm

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True Grit Farms wrote:Poverty and malnutrition seems like it goes hand in hand outside of the good olé US of A. Those that don't work should starve, and not be issued a handicap sticker because they're fat.

In the areas there and also many counties here in VA obesity is rapidly increasing. Even in smaller children. It's unreal how many 400 lb people I see.


I see it all over. Youngsters. I see kids in the 5th grade that must weigh 200 pounds. They must sit on the couch and eat junk food.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby kenny thomas » Tue May 09, 2017 9:54 pm

Many things have changed, first off we never had junk food. Barely had enough to eat. And if I acted a little lazy dad would hand me a hoe and say go to the tobacco patch. Any extra calories I could have gotten would have been worked off.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby kenny thomas » Tue May 09, 2017 9:58 pm

A big thing that has changed is that back then it was a shame to have to get a welfare check or food stamps, the whole neighborhood would talk about the few that did. Somewhere along the way it became normal and now some are in the 3rd generation of drawing a check.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue May 09, 2017 9:58 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Many things have changed, first off we never had junk food. Barely had enough to eat. And if I acted a little lazy dad would hand me a hoe and say go to the tobacco patch. Any extra calories I could have gotten would have been worked off.

I still have this you should be familiar with as well. I hated hear dad tell me to go get it.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby kenny thomas » Tue May 09, 2017 10:01 pm

Still have one and also one with 3 feet.
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Re: Dying Young in Kentucky

Postby TexasBred » Wed May 10, 2017 9:50 am

True Grit Farms wrote:Poverty and malnutrition seems like it goes hand in hand outside of the good olé US of A. Those that don't work should starve, and not be issued a handicap sticker because they're fat.

The U.S.A is known for having the fattest poor folks in the world. :shock:
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