We have to be smarter than this

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Sunlight Not the Solution for Clean Water …Ker Than for National Geographic News …August 18, 2009 .. A popular method of disinfecting water with sunlight, used in more than 30 countries worldwide, may be far less effective in real-world settings than it is in the lab, a new study finds. Household solar drinking water disinfection, or SODIS, is a simple, low-cost method that involves filling clear plastic bottles, such as old soda bottles, with water containing diarrhea-causing microbes and exposing them to direct sunlight for several hours. ..Ultraviolet radiation from the sun and a temperature increase inside the bottles inactivate pathogens, making it safe to drink. ..SODIS is currently promoted worldwide by various public health agencies and organizations.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Perhaps my comment will reveal the depth of my ignorance or the height of my arrogance, I’m not honestly sure which. I have labored it appears that information was disseminated world wide noting that in the presence of UV (sunlight) all plastic products begin to deteriorate often releasing toxic substances in the process. So I am perplexed why every NGO organization, actually every agency government, private, etc., would not be armed with this information and relaying same to those routinely utilizing plastic containers for storage of food and water…?

Is there truly no other form of routine disinfection which “we” can choose to provide to those routinely utilizing plastic containers except routine exposure to UV…?

We have to be smarter than allowing this to continue…..

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

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