In the 1960s and 1970s, cancer was a word that was hardly ever mentioned out loud. When Mrs. McGillicutty down the street was diagnosed with cancer, no one ever said the word “cancer.” We referred to cancer in whispers or as “the c-word.”
Yet, here we are in the 21st century, and you hear the word all the time. Perhaps that is because cancer was not nearly as pervasive as it is today.
Why is that?
What has changed?
What is the common denominator?
Who doesn’t know someone diagnosed with cancer?
One conclusion: The environment we share. In the last five decades, industrial pollution and contaminants have been dumped into our waterways; buried underground, only to leach out later; and pumped into our skies. In the end, everything ends up in the water.
Sadly, many of us simply take for granted that the water delivered to our homes or coming from our private well is “safe.” After all, if the government’s regulatory department tells us a certain level of chlorine, trihalomethanes, benzene, nitrogen, and the list goes on, is okay to ingest, then we should be okay, shouldn’t we?
Long Island has a unique system of getting water to its 3 million people. The island is, in effect, a long sand bar with a layer of ground water floating on top a denser layer of salt water. All the water used every day comes from this layer of water. Recent studies show dramatic increases in runoff from lawn fertilizers and farming pesticides, household chemicals and pharmaceuticals down the drain, untreated septic tank sewage and contamination from over-development are seeping into that single supply of water for Long Island.
We all have to worry about the dozens of unregulated chemicals in public water supplies, wells and underground springs with unknown impacts on human health. Regrettably, it’s now a foregone conclusion as hundreds of chemicals have been developed in the last 50 years, most of them posing a hazard to our health.
Due to chemicals in our air, food and water, our children are growing up with unintended consequences.
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