Daily Archives: September 20, 2012

Press Spin: Dr. Know does not

It’s always about the children, of course.   And some children will be harmed as a result of too much total intake. Click here for the pro-fluoride party line.

Yes, some wacky claims have been made about fluoride…And because so, the pro-fluoride empire have an easy time rejecting any opposition.

The “I am tired of listening to these people” comment is a classic….a closed mind.

Press Spin: EWG distorts perchlorate risk

This press release by the Environmental Working Group reminds me of old times in the 1980s and 1990s when similar press releases sound alarms abouth the contaminant of the month…..something in water was always being blown out of  proportion by environmental groups as the next thing that will kill us….

Consider this. States that believe perchlorate is a problem in their state can set regulations, and they have. Other states do not believe it is such a problem requiring regulation to such low levels, and their views are just as valid as California. EPA should concentrate on doing the health research…..let the states adopt the rules they see fit.

Perchlorate is widespread in the environment and just about everyone is exposed. To focus on drinking water as EWG  is to be misinformed and misguided.

Press Spin: Fluoride public relations effort continues in Florida

Here is a typical press editorial intended to silence a citizen concerned about fluoride. The fluoride empire will hold on to invalid claims as long as possible…..click here for the latest…..

I recently asked a group of college senior engineering students if they could think of confounding factors that might call into question the results of fluoride epidemiology studies…..they had no trouble doing so. To those who think, rather than just parrot the message of the liberal mob, it soon becomes apparent what is really going on here.

Just a matter of time….

Does magnesium protect against cardiovascular disease?


Abiodun A. Ojo* and Manju Sharma

*Atlanta Metropolitan College, Division of Science, Mathematics & Health Professions, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

*E-mail: aojo@atlm.edu


In this study, we are presenting some link between water hardness, calcium and magnesium levels, cardiovascular diseases and cerebrovascular disease (CVD and CBVD) in Decatur County of Georgia, USA. The drinking water samples from different regions and sources were analyzed by using the ethylenediaaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) – metal complexation method. In the study we found that the surface water sources (lakes, ponds and river water) contained low concentrations of water hardness ranging from 3.66mg/l to 33.05mg/L and calcium and magnesium ranged from 3.15-30.15mg/L and 0.38- 2.90mg/L respectively. The municipal drinking waters showed hardness; 37.23mg/L to 44.25 mgA-, calcium; and 3.06 mg/L to 4.45mg/L, magnesium. The drinking waters obtained outside the municipal city limits mainly from boreholes (well ground waters) showed geographic variations ranging from 43.69mg/L to 68.06mg/L for hardness of water; and for calcium and magnesium ranging from 37.40 mg/L to 58.05mg/L and 2.00mg/L to 21.77mg/L, respectively. The mortality rate caused by CVD is lower outside the municipal city limits compared to within the Bainbridge city limit. The ratio of high calcium and low magnesium appears to be responsible for an inverse correlation between the calcium and magnesium concentrations to CBVD mortality rate in Decatur County. A positive correlation between the levels of magnesium and CBVD was observed. This study has raised question concerning the involvement of magnesium levels in drinking water with CBVD and its supposed beneficial effects against CVD.

Texas Surface Temperature, 1820-2011

Using the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) data here, the following plot was created. It represents regional climate change for the State of Texas.

The plot shows the mean monthly surface temperature, the mean daily maximum surface temperature, and the mean daily minimum surface temperture. Clearly, the range of actual temperature changes experienced in recent years is not extremely different than in the past. Sure, some years are colder or warmer than others, but so what. Natural variability such as this is to be expected.

As in the other plots posted on this blog, this first cut look at this data suggests that the people sounding alarms over an impending climate catastrophe are in a world of their own. The historical record suggests a very broad yet defined band of highly variable temperatures. This might be more apparent if the actual data is plotted rather than mean values. Still working on presenting that in the future, as it will take some time to dig through the BEST data set. The data for the graph below (and the others I have posted) are the means calculated by BEST. The more I look at this data, the more it appears that the BEST website presentation of the data is misleading at best, if not disingenuous. Running averages (as presented by BEST) only reveal central tendencies of data sets….not physical realities of the climate system.