Lead in water
C Price (April 22) made the claim that I ‘‘insinuated’’ lead is in drinking water. I did not say this and certainly have not ‘‘insinuated’’ any such thing. Note - the recent Lead IQ study from the Dunedin data confirms that it is.
What I did say was that there is lead in the silicofluorides (Industrial Chemical -- Ether Corporation- A Subsiduary of FERNZ). By rational deduction, when adding silicofluorides there will then obviously be lead in ‘fluoridated’ drinking water.
Mr Price refers to the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand, stating: ‘‘So any heavy metal contaminates have to pass this strict standard to be consumed by the general public.’’ There is nothing strict about the standards in this context. The ‘safe’ levels for lead and arsenic are now ascertained to be ‘‘zero’’.
There is no safe level of exposure to carcinogens and neurotoxins. The Maximum