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09 May 2024, 6:25 am

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Increased risk for autism spectrum disorder was associated with 7.36 µg/L lithium exposure.
Increased risk for schizophrenia spectrum disorder was associated with 5.8 µg/L lithium exposure.


https://www.healio.com/news/psychiatry/ ... man-health



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10 May 2024, 11:56 am

Yeah sure why not? Everything causes autism. Just like everything causes cancer, except autism is much much worse (sarcasm).



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13 May 2024, 11:48 am

You'd think lithium in drinking water would help people with bipolar disorder.

But not really. Lithium pills are incredibly dangerous and have all kinds of horrid side effects. I feel so bad that people with bipolar can't take anything better. :(



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13 May 2024, 7:46 pm

Of course Lithium exists in tap water.  So does just about every other naturally-occurring element.  This is nothing new or news-worthy -- more of a click-bait scare tactic used by commercial pay-to-view websites like Science Direct.


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13 May 2024, 10:39 pm

Fnord wrote:
Of course Lithium exists in tap water.  So does just about every other naturally-occurring element.  This is nothing new or news-worthy -- more of a click-bait scare tactic used by commercial pay-to-view websites like Science Direct.


But be careful when powering your EVs. Lithium water is still water.


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14 May 2024, 7:49 am

Fnord wrote:
Of course Lithium exists in tap water.  So does just about every other naturally-occurring element.  This is nothing new or news-worthy -- more of a click-bait scare tactic used by commercial pay-to-view websites like Science Direct.


I agree with you. Minerals can leech out when exposed to water, which can get into a drinking water supply. I lived near a place that had naturally high levels of uranium in the water well. Once that information got out in the newspaper, people freaked out. The city had to pay for a new well on a different section of land that they owned, which caused a large increase in property taxes for the city. Could be worse though, plutonium has been found before in drinking water near a certain nuclear site that used the element in nuclear weapons production. Serious remediation to fix the issue had to be done on that one.