Skip to comments.Liquid Medicine (Let's put Lithium in the public water supply!)
Posted on 05/24/2011 10:27:11 PM PDT by ransomnote
For decades, it's been the gold-standard treatment for the most distressing of mental health disorders: mania, schizophrenia, major depression.
But now, lithium - the third element of the periodic table and an essential constituent of soil, oceans and every living organism - is being heralded as the next fluoride: an additive with such therapeutic potential, it should be ingested by millions of Americans every time they pour a glass of drinking water.
It's a provocative prospect that research suggests might reduce rates of suicide, violent crime, and hard drug use.
The idea gained widespread traction in 2009 when researchers studying 18 communities in Japan concluded that areas whose water supplies contained higher natural levels of lithium were significantly less vulnerable to suicide.
(Excerpt) Read more at thedaily.com ...
This slithering suggestion that putting lithium in the water supply could be good for us is framed thusly: "lithium's capacity to instill mass mental resilience"
Resilience? Is that what we call chemically pacified people?
Sounds like something dreamed up by George Orwell.
That was the very plot of the novel ‘The Thanatos Syndrome”
Stop being such a worry wart and take your Soma!
A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard core commie works.
SOMA! SOMA! SOMA! GIVE EM SOMA!
until their termination number comes up.
Another liberal idea on how to destroy quality of life for a sh!tload and appear to raise it for a couple or just a cover for the pacification thing? I vote no.
Things are so crazy I expect to see you someday type “this is Soilent Green.”
The administration of lithium during pregnancy causes
abnormalities of prenatal growth retardation, resorption
and still births, cleft palate, hydrocephaly and
Why not just put arsenic in the water? /s
Destruction of the kidneys.
My mother took lithium for about 5 years. After having 4 children she was prone to mood swings. She was on a relatively low dose.
Her thyroid is shot and her kidney’s don’t work so well, both known side effects. Her levels were constantly tested, but even with that every so often her lithium level rose to toxic levels and it was like she was going into diabetic shock or coma. There is not much difference between the toxic/ therapeutic levels of lithium.
“It’s the PAX!! We put it into the air recycling system.”
And made 10% Reevers of the population, and the rest ...died.
It would be the next flouride, all right.
But hey, why waste time? Let's just pour Draino into the water supply and be done with it.
My first thought, as well. It was a great book!
“It used to be in 7up.”
...Wow! Is that a real ad?
Are we in Cuba?
Pipe it into the mosques and there will be no need for the rest of us to be depressed.
The cure is to get rid of the elitists in Congress, world government, current POS in the WH and a host of other stupid people.
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