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Saturday, June 08, 2019

I was talking yesterday with a woman at HealthGuard, a water testing firm we've used in the past to test the water in our artesian well for contaminants. We hadn't done it in five years because the last test showed it to be free of anything nasty, from coliform bacteria to pesticide traces and heavy metals -- so pure in fact we could bottle it and sell it.

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We decided to test the well again because although we live on 2.3 wooded acres and don't use chemicals on the property ourselves, we are surrounded by suburban homes that, as evidenced by most of their lawns being totally lacking in dandelions, clearly use gallons glyphosate-laced Roundup.property

I turns out the test we had done before tested for everything but herbicides, so we are testing now for glyphosate too. The woman at HealthGuard said it was becoming a popular test, and that, as I know, the chemical is showing up everywhere.

I don't know what the test results will be. Our well is 160 feet deep, so we may be lucky. I'm sure that any glyphosate will be minimal compared to what's in the public water supply in our town, which had to shut down several of its system's wells because of contamination with PFAs from a now closed Naval air station two miles from us. Fingers crossed.

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Monsanto is a terrorist organization.

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-08 08:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I have a nice well, only problem it was contaminated with coliform bacteria for cess pits in the area back 60 years ago or longer. That bacteria in tough, but a little bleach does the trick.

#2 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-08 10:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 | Posted by docnjo

I know what you're talking about - I drink bleach too. I hear it's good for the skin.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-06-08 10:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat Bleach might not be good for you, but a couple of drops per gallon isn't as hard on you as a case of cholera.

#4 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-09 06:38 AM | Reply

Some years ago, back when Roundup was saying, 'oh, you can drink this stuff, it's so safe', I was sent to do some down and dirty engineering design work at a Monsanto plant outside Nawlins. We had to do full safety training before they would even let us step onto the plant site. They told us what the cattle watering tubs full of water, stationed about every 50 feet, were for.

Apparently, roundup is made from phosphorous and that stuff burns, in air, at room temperature. So, if you get it on you, it just ignites and can only be stopped by being underwater. There were other signs as well. There was a full medical trauma unit ready 24 hours a day. I have never been on a plant site where people actually were super serious, without being coerced, to follow even the most ---- safety rules.

When I got back home, I burned the clothes i wore in the plant, and made my wife get rid of every chemical we had and forbade her to ever buy another one. This really hurt, because she was a true believer in spraying roundup on the fence-line instead of using a weed-eater.

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-06-10 08:30 AM | Reply

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