Daily Archives: July 10, 2015

Harrassment of Christians Continues in Oregon

It is simply harassment to use law to compel the Kleins to violate their conscience and convictions on a moral issue. Indeed, no one has been harmed or restricted by the Kleins acting in the manner that they have. These people are free to go anywhere to purchase a cake. 

“…the fascist state of Oregon  is ramping up its persecution campaign against Christian bakers who declined to bake a wedding cake for a same sex lesbian couple. Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, have been told that if they don’t pay the $135,000 awarded to the lesbian couple who sued them, a lien will be placed against their home next week.” click here for full article.

VOCs in Drinking Water Sources of 5 Major River Basins, China

Chen X, Luo Q, Wang D, Gao J, Wei Z, Wang Z, Zhou H, Mazumder A. Simultaneous assessments of occurrence, ecological, human health, and organoleptic hazards for 77 VOCs in typical drinking water sources from 5 major river basins, China. Environmental pollution 2015 Jul 2;206:64-72. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.06.027.

Owing to the growing public awareness on the safety and aesthetics in water sources, more attention has been given to the adverse effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on aquatic organisms and human beings. In this study, 77 target VOCs (including 54 common VOCs, 13 carbonyl compounds, and 10 taste and odor compounds) were detected in typical drinking water sources from 5 major river basins (the Yangtze, the Huaihe, the Yellow, the Haihe and the Liaohe River basins) and their occurrences were characterized. The ecological, human health, and olfactory assessments were performed to assess the major hazards in source water. The investigation showed that there existed potential ecological risks (1.30 × 10 ≤ RQtotals ≤ 8.99 × 10) but little human health risks (6.84 × 10-7 ≤ RQtotals ≤ 4.24 × 10-4) by VOCs, while that odor problems occurred extensively. The priority contaminants in drinking water sources of China were also listed based on the present assessment criteria.