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  posted on 5/2/2009 at 04:56 PM
Unreal...those wiley Japanese...



Lithium in water 'curbs suicide'

Drinking water which contains the element lithium may reduce the risk of suicide, a Japanese study suggests.

Researchers examined levels of lithium in drinking water and suicide rates in the prefecture of Oita, which has a population of more than one million.

The suicide rate was significantly lower in those areas with the highest levels of the element, they wrote in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

High doses of lithium are already used to treat serious mood disorders.

But the team from the universities of Oita and Hiroshima found that even relatively low levels appeared to have a positive impact of suicide rates.

Levels ranged from 0.7 to 59 micrograms per litre. The researchers speculated that while these levels were low, there may be a cumulative protective effect on the brain from years of drinking this tap water.

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At least one previous study has suggested an association between lithium in tap water and suicide. That research on data collected from the 1980s also found a significantly lower rate of suicide in areas with relatively high lithium levels.


Any suggestion that it should be added, even in tiny amounts, to drinking water should be treated with caution and researched very thoroughly

Sophie Corlett
Mind
The Japanese researchers called for further research in other countries but they stopped short of any suggestion that lithium be added to drinking water.

The discussion around adding fluoride to water to protect dental health has proved controversial - criticised by some as mass involuntary medication.

In an accompanying editorial, Professor Allan Young of Vancouver's Institute for Mental Health said "this intriguing data should provoke further research.

"Large-scale trials involving the addition of lithium to drinking water supplies may then be feasible, although this would undoubtedly be subject to considerable debate. Following up on these findings will not be straightforward or inexpensive, but the eventual benefits for community mental health may be considerable."

Sophie Corlett, external relations director at mental health charity Mind said the research "certainly merits more investigation.

"We already know that lithium can act as a powerful mood stabiliser for people with bipolar disorder, and treating people with lithium is also associated with lower suicide rates.

"However, lithium also has significant and an unpleasant side effects in higher doses, and can be toxic. Any suggestion that it should be added, even in tiny amounts, to drinking water should be treated with caution and researched very thoroughly."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8025454.stm

 

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  posted on 5/5/2009 at 04:53 PM
Aside from government people deliberately doing that to control people, you have to understand all the people on the planet who use any medicines, they excrete metabolites of those drugs into the water. Sewage treatment plants get rid of harmful microbes and bacteria, they do not filter out unconjugated trace amounts of drugs consumed by the public. If you take any medication, 100 per cent of that does NOT get absorbed into your body. Do some research on therapeutic drug monitoring, bioavailability of drugs, and find out what happens when the binding sites (receptors in your body where the drugs go before they end up in your blooodstream) are saturated, it doesn't matter how much more you take, you will not absorb it. It gets excreted. So you have a cesspool, so damn what, it rains, the stuff seeps into the ground, what do you think is going on under that ground? That's how pesticides create cancer clusters, it doesn't just stay at your house in your lawn.

 

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  posted on 5/6/2009 at 08:12 PM
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Theres some springs out this way that have from what i've been told ,Lithium in small amounts in the water.
I know one thing .When ya go swimming there,its a calming and serene feeling to say the least.
The springs are named Lithia Springs and are in Lithia,Fla


Lithia Springs, Ga. has the same. I think a small company still bottles water there called love water. Back in the day, there was a resort there where high society used to play.

 

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Theres some springs out this way that have from what i've been told ,Lithium in small amounts in the water.
I know one thing .When ya go swimming there,its a calming and serene feeling to say the least.
The springs are named Lithia Springs and are in Lithia,Fla


Lithia Springs, Ga. has the same. I think a small company still bottles water there called love water. Back in the day, there was a resort there where high society used to play.



Isn't that the place where FDR went to help with his polio?

 

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Theres some springs out this way that have from what i've been told ,Lithium in small amounts in the water.
I know one thing .When ya go swimming there,its a calming and serene feeling to say the least.
The springs are named Lithia Springs and are in Lithia,Fla


Lithia Springs, Ga. has the same. I think a small company still bottles water there called love water. Back in the day, there was a resort there where high society used to play.



Isn't the place where FDR went to help with his polio?


I believe so. I believe he also went to Warm Springs, Ga. where he built a rehab center. They used to have some therapy "pools' there.

 

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Theres some springs out this way that have from what i've been told ,Lithium in small amounts in the water.
I know one thing .When ya go swimming there,its a calming and serene feeling to say the least.
The springs are named Lithia Springs and are in Lithia,Fla


Lithia Springs, Ga. has the same. I think a small company still bottles water there called love water. Back in the day, there was a resort there where high society used to play.



Isn't that the place where FDR went to help with his polio?


That was Warm Springs. Lithia Springs is in Douglas County in Mero Atlanta.

 

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  posted on 5/6/2009 at 08:52 PM
Hey Brock, Who was the president that used to come to Lithia Springs? I should know, I was raised in that area, not too far from frog rock!
 

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Hey Brock, Who was the president that used to come to Lithia Springs? I should know, I was raised in that area, not too far from frog rock!


Don't know, it might have been FDR went there too. I think Woodrow Wilson came to GA a good bit. Or maybe Jimmy Carter ran over there some!

 
 


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