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Subject:  Re: New European countries? Date:  10/13/2012  11:54 PM
Author:  AOLFoolman100 Number:  648704 of 746061

We've got plenty of delicious fresh drinking water here straight out of the Tennessee River flavored with PCB's, radioactive isotopes, mercury, and benzene. Yum! Yum! <grin!>

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I grew up in the 1970's Mongolia, at the time a borderline "developing" country (2nd world, not quite 3rd world). I remember as a kid we used to always have to boil our water from the tap to drink. I remember when we first got here to the USA how it felt so luxurious to not have to boil the tap water. But boiling can kill microbes, but it can't make hazardous chemicals like lead, benzene, etc. on-hazardous. God knows what my family and I ingested in those days. I'm thinking lead piles was common. Of course we then moved to Houston which was and still is the capital of oil refineries and chemical plants. We used to live literally a couple of miles from them. Through air and water source what were we exposed to? And those first several years in the far east.? Not a clean start in life.
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