What do you guys feel about adding lithium to the public water supply?

I found this on the Huffington post and well, I want to know what you guys think about it :)

Answer #1

Uhm, ew? Why would they want to do that? Wouldnt that be dangerous?

Answer #2

lawl its the matrix happening they’re trying to turn peoples into batteries :O run for your lives XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD


Answer #3

btw “huffington post” it made me LAWL XDXDXDXDXDXDXD


Answer #4

Well, they already have a lot of other fancy stuff in the public water… Seems to me that they think it’s a good idea! I don’t..

Answer #5

Why are they doing it? I know that we have a lot of fluoride in our water that is one of the reasons we have such good teeth overhere. But why would they add Lithium. What is their motivation?

Answer #6

They’re probably talking about naturally occurring Lithium, and it’s also the medication that helps bipolar disorder so it’s not something that would kill a person. I assume there’s a reason they want to add it to the water? I dont think I can feel strongly either way without reading the article? It probably is best to reserve judgment till all the information is in. I cant find the article? Just commentary about it?

Answer #7

“The Japanese data confirmed a previous study of drinking water in Texas that found a decreased incidence of both su!cide and violent crime in counties with higher-than-average amounts of naturally-occurring lithium in the water.” I suppose this is what they want, to lower the crime and suic!ide rates.

Answer #9

Got it, go look Ty :)

Answer #10

Thanks. I’m in agreement, absolutely not. Sui.cide is a complicated behavior. There is absolutely no way to prove that higher doses of Li in water prevents sui.cide, correlational studies such as the ones they’ve done dont prove causality. There are experimental ways to prove Floride prevents tooth decay, thus it makes sense to put it in the water. I honestly doubt this is a serious debate. Psychiatry is hardly hard core science at the moment. I doubt they’d start adding random stuff to the water.

Answer #11

Well if it is truly going to help, then I don’t see the problem (just read the article). I just hope that they control it properly and disclose it to people. I mean what if some people have allergies to lithium (I don’t know how possible that is with natural occurring lithium) etc.

Answer #12

I think individuals can best decide for themselves what kind of supplements they wish to ingest. Water should be as pure as the local processing plant is able to manage. No one knows how certain chemicals may interact with or counteract others particular to an individual. Nothing should be foisted upon us.

Answer #13

Has anyone seen the movie “Serenity”? It’s a good example of what happens when you try to modify human nature without others consent. Some people die, some people react opposite of the intended effect, and everything blows up in your face.

Answer #14

If you give someone who’s not bipolar medication for someone who is, they will often begin to exhibit behaviors and tendencies akin to those with bipolar disorder.

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