Lithium in infant formula?
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|Fri, 06-10-2011 - 10:08am|
I read this article this morning, and thought I would write a "what if" post - you might not believe this will ever happen - but what if it did?Is lithium the next fluoride? Medication may be added to the water supply
Lithium, the psychiatric drug prescribed for depression, mania and bipolar disorder, is now being viewed as the new fluoride by some experts. These experts are calling for the addition of lithium to the water supply as a cure-all for social problems, including suicide, violent crime and drug use.
... you cannot control the dose that any one person will get. Connett argues that, to mass medicate in this way, the government would need to ensure that the dose for every individual in the society was at such a level that it would be safe and completely non-toxic -- this means accommodating an adequately safe dose for everyone including infants to large males or different races, ethnicities, ages and sexes
and my first thought, of course, was what about babies, whose only source of nutrition is water-based? Will every bottle you make up contain a dose of lithium? Even if you buy ready-to-feed formula, the manufacturers are using the same water that we all drink.
If they decided to go ahead with this, the articles says:
"If the research continues to show good results, Appel sees America as a possible first candidate for implementation, citing as a precedent how easily genetically modified and fortified foods have been both approved by the U.S. government and accepted by American consumers."
So if you were already feeding your baby formula when they decided to add it to our water supply, now you are feeding baby lithium water-based formula.