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Comprehensive Sex Education PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008
Every year millions of teenage girls become pregnant.  Many will opt for an abortion.  Others will have a child years before they are ready for motherhood.  Some will put their child up for adoption shortly after birth.  In addition, each year millions of teenagers will contract a venereal disease.   All of these consequences disrupt young lives and create a burden on society.  Most sex education programs are intended to reduce the incidence of these consequences.
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Last Updated ( Friday, Jul 18, 2008 )
Elimating Lead in Household Drinking Water PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Friday, Jun 27, 2008

Problem:  Many areas are reporting an increase in unacceptable levels of lead in drinking water as it comes out of the tap in people’s homes.  A change in EPA regulations for treating drinking water calls for substances to be added to water that leech lead out of pipes and the solder used to bond these pipes.  Health officials are seeing substantial amounts of lead in the blood of individuals that consume this water.  This in turn was traced to an increase in lead poisoning cases and lead related health problems.

Solution:  Rebuilding all the piping used in the distribution of drinking water is simply not feasible.  Until EPA changes guidelines consumers can  protect their families by testing their water with a new inexpensive test kit, and if elevated levels of lead are found install a quality water filter.  Most household water filters do a fine job of filtering out lead.  Cooking with lead infused water concentrates lead levels in food.  Be sure to filter the water used for cooking as well as drinking water.

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Last Updated ( Friday, Jul 18, 2008 )

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