Tag Archives: Russia

Sochi, Russia drinking water contamination warning

“We all know how the old saying goes when you travel: “Don’t drink the water.”

Well in Sochi, Russia, you had better not TOUCH the water, either.”

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Infant fluorosis control by feeding patterns

Borinskaia EI, Davydov BN, Kushnir SM, Borinskiĭ IN, Mikin VM. [Risk and prevention of teeth fluorosis in infants by feeding pattern changes.] Stomatologiia (Mosk). 2013;92(2):57-59.  [Article in Russian]

Effect of fluorides in drinking water on fluorine content in breast milk, the food for infants of the 1-sty year of life, was investigated. On determining fluorine concentration in urine and its excretion, fluorine intake by the infants was calculated under various alternatives (breast, mixed and artificial) of feeding. It has been found the in mixed and especially in artificial feeding, fluorine intake by the infants acquires uncontrollable character exceeding several times the dose of fluorine intake with breast milk under natural feeding. That was predominantly fluorine of drinking water. Mathematical formula for calculation of fluorine content in the food cooked for feeding of infants was elaborated. A computer program was formed be means of which calculation, control and management of fluorine intake are carried out in feeding alteration.

“The Voice of Russia” trashes US drinking water in order to advocate coal ash regulations

Well, does any one else think this article is a little strange for the Russian press to cover? When have you ever seen an article on the quality of drinking water and infrastructure in Russia?   Click here.

Does this mean that the (Democrat?) comrades in Russia are not silent on the political side they have taken for the next election?……  

Degteva et al 2012: Reevaluation of waterborne release of radioactive materials from the mayak production association into the Techa River in 1949-1951.

M.O. Degteva, N.B. Shagina, M.I. Vorobiova, L.R. Anspaugh, and B.A. Napier. Reevaluation of waterborne releases of radioactive materials from the mayak production association into the techa river in 1949-1951. Health Physics. 2012 Jan; 102(1):25-38.

The Mayak Production Association was the first site for the production of weapons-grade plutonium in Russia. Early operations led to the waterborne release of radioactive materials into the small Techa River. Residents living downstream used river water for drinking and other purposes. The releases and subsequent flooding resulted in deposition of sediments along the shoreline and on floodplain soil. Primary routes of exposure were external dose from the deposited sediments and ingestion of Sr and other radionuclides. Study of the Techa River Cohort has revealed an increased incidence of leukemia and solid cancers. Epidemiologic studies are supported by extensive dose-reconstruction activities that have led to various versions of a Techa River Dosimetry System (TRDS). The correctness of the TRDS has been challenged by the allegation that releases of short-lived radionuclides were much larger than those used in the TRDS. Although the dosimetry system depends more upon measurements of Sr in humans and additional measurements of radionuclides and of exposure rates in the environment, a major activity has been undertaken to define more precisely the time-dependent rates of release and their radionuclide composition. The major releases occurred during 1950-1951 in the form of routine releases and major accidental releases. The reevaluated amount of total release is 114 PBq, about half of which was from accidents that occurred in late 1951. The time-dependent composition of the radionuclides released has also been reevaluated. The improved understanding presented in this paper is possible because of access to many documents not previously available.