Friday, 1 May 2009

I Don't Like The Sound Of This...

Very low levels of lithium in drinking water may help prevent suicide in the general population, according to a new study.
Hmmm, now where would they get the idea that putting lithium in the water might be ethical, I wonder?

Oh. Right:
The study has prompted calls for further research into the possibility of adding lithium to drinking supplies – like water fluoridation to improve dental health.
Slippery slope, anyone?

10 comments:

Chalcedon said...

Next it will be prozac in the water to keep us all docile.

I don't like the idea of public medication by water. I really don't.

Anonymous said...

Most of the people who commission these studies would greatly benefit from low levels* of lead introduced into the brain.



* About 20 grams, inserted all at once,

JuliaM said...

And very fast, too, presumably? ;)

Henry North London said...

Authoritarian fodder again

Next we really will have to filter the water and have a multistep cation exchange resin and sand filter

JuliaM said...

Yup.

Well, that, or just drink whisky. Works for me! ;)

Henry North London said...

I dont like whisky One dram and Im rolling down the street

Vetnurse said...

This government is out of control l agree with all except l will stick to Ronmeil (rum n honey)

Leg-iron said...

People drink water? Really?

Don't you all know what fish do in that stuff? Never touch it myself, except for washing.

If they start adding whisky to it, I'll drink it, but until then, no chance.

staybryte said...

I'm with Leg-iron.

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

Anonymous said...

next it be mind control by putting microchips in our bodies and killing people who refuse