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Is SA Water Carcinogenic?

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    SOUTH Australians are drinking water containing potentially carcinogenic compounds, a new report warns.

    Freedom of Information data from SA Water shows the state's tap water breached the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines or World Health Organisation guidelines 9298 times between January 2000 and July 2012.

    While Government authorities say South Australians have nothing to fear, experts say it is unclear whether prolonged exposure would increase the risk of cancer.

    The Cancer Council also said some animal studies had shown a link between the chemicals and some cancers.

    Friends of the Earth researcher Anthony Amis, who analysed the testing data, said the most breaches were on Kangaroo Island, followed by Loxton in the Riverland.

    Most breaches in the metropolitan area occurred at Craigmore.

     

    "I was quite shocked when I went through the figures and found so many breaches to the ADWG and WHO guidelines," Mr Amis said.

    He said the most worrying breaches related to the potentially cancer causing by-products from the chlorine disinfection process, which was used to rid the water of harmful micro-organisms.

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    Yeah and a lot of the older houses and buildings still contain asbestos as well. If we wanted to be kept safe from everything we'd all live in hermatically sealed bubbles and live off filtered air and sterile food.

     

    Anyway if the water is contaminated it just goes to show you should drink more beer.

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    Yeah and a lot of the older houses and buildings still contain asbestos as well. If we wanted to be kept safe from everything we'd all live in hermatically sealed bubbles and live off filtered air and sterile food.

     

    Anyway if the water is contaminated it just goes to show you should drink more beer.

     

    Asbestos is NOT a dangerous material unless it is disturbed. Remember the UK used the most dangerous blue and brown asbestos in granular and fibrous forms in many public buildings....hospitals, schools etc. Even today you are allowed to leave asbestos in place so long as a register is kept in case of demolition works and that's in hypercondriac uk.

     

    Asbestososis is a nasty illness and I don't belittle asbestos however it makes me angry that there is generally an overreaction with lots of companies exploiting people's concerns due to inaccurate press.

     

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