05 Dec '11, 9pm

Phsychiatrist proposes putting lithium into Irish drinking water to curb mental depression.

Phsychiatrist proposes putting lithium into Irish drinking water to curb mental depression.

Argonne National Laboratory /CC BY 2.0 Argonne researcher tests lithium-ion batteries. Some of you may be wondering how this post ties into environment and, so, I open with an explanation. We already inject thousands of tons of lithium into commerce every year and the volume is expected to grow exponentially in coming decades. Regardless of how depressed people are in Ireland, the last thing we need at this early juncture is to needlessly engender political opposition to lithium use in batteries by medicating entire communities with it, via drinking water. Just that someone proposed it is so 1984-like it makes the hair stand up on back of my neck. Irish Times reports lithium carbonate addition to public water as a proposed intervention to hard times in Ireland. At a mental health forum on “Depression in Rural Ireland” in Ennistymon, Co Clare, Dr Moosajee Bhamjee said that ...

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