Sunday, April 01, 2007

Something Smells Fishy

Earlier this week, there was an article in the paper about arsenic in our water supply. Nothing to worry about, of course, because the city is devising a way to the lower the contamination levels, (because apparently, there’s a safe level of arsenic to ingest).

Then, later this week, another article runs warning people that the water may be cloudy, but once again, there’s nothing to worry about. Supposedly, the clouded water is a side effect of firefighters testing fire hydrants, not arsenic.

And isn’t it ironic that these stories run right after I finish the book A Civil Action, a true story about people developing leukemia from consuming contaminated drinking water?


Barbora said...

Oh No!!!

Our tap water had a faint onion smell one day last week. BF smelled it too.

I didn't smell it at my Mom's, a block away. I even asked our next-door neighbor if she smelled it. "No" of course was the answer as she stared at me as if I had cauliflowers growing from my ears.

Leila V. said...

We’re always the crazy ones, until something does turn up in the water! I wish drinking bottled water was enough, in my book, the biggest risk was showering in the contaminated water. How’s that for scary?