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(Science Daily)   2020 may be the year lithium gets added to tap water supplies. What could possibly go wrong? Who cares ;-)   (sciencedaily.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Major depressive disorder, Lithium, Mental disorder, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, concentration of lithium, Professor Anjum Memon, Psychiatry  
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2020-07-29 5:55:16 PM  
I'm so happy, 'cuz today I've found my friends.  They're in my head...
 
2020-07-29 5:59:12 PM  
It's been in the water in ElPaso/Juarez since they've had municipal water.
It was also in 7UP until ... some time in the '50s, IIRC.
 
2020-07-29 7:19:02 PM  
I like it. I'm not gonna crack.
 
2020-07-29 7:21:00 PM  
In fact, the popular soft drink 7-Up contained lithium when it was created in 1929.

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2020-07-29 9:25:18 PM  
This whole thread is a Li.
 
2020-07-29 9:25:50 PM  
It is the best of the satellite radio channels.
 
2020-07-29 9:26:20 PM  
Nirvana - Lithium
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2020-07-29 9:26:39 PM  
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bipolar water now
 
2020-07-29 9:27:50 PM  
I can think of several chemicals to put in the drinking water that would be a lot more fun than plain old lithium.
 
2020-07-29 9:28:41 PM  

dionysusaur: It's been in the water in ElPaso/Juarez since they've had municipal water.
It was also in 7UP until ... some time in the '50s, IIRC.


http://content.time.com/time/magazine​/​article/0,9171,905404,00.html
 
2020-07-29 9:29:01 PM  
Oh joy more drugs in the local waters......dang I miss out on all of the fun.....live in the woods on a well w/artesian mountain spring waters & they pump my old drugs in the septic system I'm also on too.
 
2020-07-29 9:29:48 PM  
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2020-07-29 9:30:56 PM  

Axis Mundi: I can think of several chemicals to put in the drinking water that would be a lot more fun than plain old lithium.


I imagine crime would go down if THC was in the drinking water. Of course productivity would also go down.
 
2020-07-29 9:38:30 PM  

Axis Mundi: I can think of several chemicals to put in the drinking water that would be a lot more fun than plain old lithium.


The way this year is going I'd be okay with morphine.
 
2020-07-29 9:39:44 PM  
"We've secretly replaced the lithium we normally put in the Tap Water with pharmaceutical-grade Adrenochrome. Let's see if those shape-shifting lizard people notice..."
 
2020-07-29 9:40:20 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Axis Mundi: I can think of several chemicals to put in the drinking water that would be a lot more fun than plain old lithium.

I imagine crime would go down if THC was in the drinking water. Of course productivity would also go down.


Hey, it's not like wages reflect productivity levels these days, so why not let 'em drop?
 
2020-07-29 9:41:32 PM  

gopher321: In fact, the popular soft drink 7-Up contained lithium when it was created in 1929.

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More like 7-Down, amirite?
 
2020-07-29 9:42:50 PM  
Anyone brewing beer with high lithium water?  I would like to place an order.
 
2020-07-29 9:42:54 PM  
Took 5 years for that "Back To The Future Part II" prediction to come true.

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"Lithium mode on."
 
2020-07-29 9:48:05 PM  
Lithium? That stuff dems sciency folk smarty pants put in batteries? A hex upon dem. If I needed more energy I wouldn't have stopped taking meth.
 
2020-07-29 9:49:10 PM  
This, chemtrails.....what's next? Vaccines that don't cause autism?
 
2020-07-29 9:49:59 PM  
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2020-07-29 9:51:04 PM  
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2020-07-29 9:54:59 PM  
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2020-07-29 9:55:17 PM  

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Came here to say this.
 
2020-07-29 9:55:29 PM  
Sure. I'm in
 
2020-07-29 9:55:41 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Axis Mundi: I can think of several chemicals to put in the drinking water that would be a lot more fun than plain old lithium.

I imagine crime would go down if THC was in the drinking water. Of course productivity would also go down.


What? Woah!
 
2020-07-29 9:57:16 PM  
I'm sure this will have no collateral wildlife damage....

Idiots going to idiot.
 
2020-07-29 9:58:08 PM  
Interesting....  so tiny doses of a mood stabilizer, long term, reduces aggression and helps damp out mental negative feedback cycles that ultimately lead to depression and suicide..  all while being at so low a dose so as to avoid the common side effects.

Sowhat's the downside that we are missing, beyond "But it's chemicals!,," arguement?
 
2020-07-29 10:00:18 PM  

dwrash: I'm sure this will have no collateral wildlife damage....

Idiots going to idiot.


If its used at the same levels as those studied, where it is naturally occuring, I'm not sure you have an arguement.  Unless you are saying those environments are already poisoning the local wildlife.
 
2020-07-29 10:00:40 PM  
As long as it's not Lithuanians.
 
2020-07-29 10:00:56 PM  
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Please excuse the criminal abuse of shoulder pads above.
 
2020-07-29 10:01:57 PM  
Greetings from the next town over from me....

http://drinkcrazywater.com/
 
2020-07-29 10:04:30 PM  
"Miranda"
 
2020-07-29 10:05:05 PM  
You mean more lithium, subby? It's already in every municipal supply and groundwater I've tested.
 
2020-07-29 10:09:32 PM  
A little lithium ion my water supply won't keep me from my weekend plans.
 
2020-07-29 10:13:49 PM  

GrogSmash: Interesting....  so tiny doses of a mood stabilizer, long term, reduces aggression and helps damp out mental negative feedback cycles that ultimately lead to depression and suicide..  all while being at so low a dose so as to avoid the common side effects.

Sowhat's the downside that we are missing, beyond "But it's chemicals!,," arguement?


I think there is an interesting ethical question concerning the intentional introduction of drugs into the water supply. Fluoride is one thing, as it doesn't effect our minds. But introducing mood stabilizers seems somehow different.
 
2020-07-29 10:18:57 PM  

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2020-07-29 10:20:58 PM  

Insain2: Oh joy more drugs in the local waters......dang I miss out on all of the fun.....live in the woods on a well w/artesian mountain spring waters & they pump my old drugs in the septic system I'm also on too.


The lithium levels in your water are probably similar to the studies.
 
2020-07-29 10:27:07 PM  

AsparagusFTW: This, chemtrails.....what's next? Vaccines that don't cause autism?


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2020-07-29 10:30:07 PM  
Reminder: It's toxicity PLUS exposure.
 
2020-07-29 10:34:28 PM  
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It's happening!
 
2020-07-29 10:36:41 PM  
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2020-07-29 10:39:42 PM  

Somaticasual: "We've secretly replaced the lithium we normally put in the Tap Water with pharmaceutical-grade Adrenochrome. Let's see if those shape-shifting lizard people notice..."


It sucks that in real life you get it by letting a bottle of epinephrine go bad and it does not do that.
 
2020-07-29 10:42:17 PM  

dwrash: I'm sure this will have no collateral wildlife damage....

Idiots going to idiot.


Did you see the part where it's not being added and occurs naturally in the water?

I don't think you did.
 
2020-07-29 10:48:01 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: As long as it's not Lithuanians.


Looks like they mostly stay on the beach
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2020-07-29 10:50:05 PM  

SumoJeb: [YouTube video: Nirvana - Lithium]


FKC!
 
2020-07-29 10:50:20 PM  
Lithium in the water was what caused spa houses and health sanitariums to close. They water was sulphurous, and sulphur and lithium could not be separated by the spas. When lithium started to be used as a prescription drug, the FDA told the spa houses that they had to stop using the water because it was now a regulated drug.

That it is in tap water is not surprising but it really undercuts the whole "if it is medicine it can only be dispensed with a prescription, full stop, even if in naturally occuring amounts" that the FDA required.

Mostly they were places used by the wealthy and middle classes to vacation in, with some binge purging from the sulphurous water tossed in. The order absolutely crippled the communities the spas were in, there was no non-lithium option. If they weren't throwing up or shiatting uncontrollably it just wasn't a relaxing vacation.
 
2020-07-29 10:53:22 PM  
It'll be just like the fluoride, drink up!
 
2020-07-29 11:02:44 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: GrogSmash: Interesting....  so tiny doses of a mood stabilizer, long term, reduces aggression and helps damp out mental negative feedback cycles that ultimately lead to depression and suicide..  all while being at so low a dose so as to avoid the common side effects.

Sowhat's the downside that we are missing, beyond "But it's chemicals!,," arguement?

I think there is an interesting ethical question concerning the intentional introduction of drugs into the water supply. Fluoride is one thing, as it doesn't effect our minds. But introducing mood stabilizers seems somehow different.


What's the ugliest part of your body?
 
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