November 2011

More Scary Water News

If it weren’t bad enough that water in at least half of the United States contains poisonous arsenic, we have more water worries ahead of us. Some scientists are suggesting that we add lithium to drinking water across the board in order to lower suicide rates and violent crime rates. The drug is traditionally prescribed for people with severe depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood issues.

So rather than giving people the freedom to choose what they put into their own bodies—and providing them with the resources, education, and general compassion that could prevent suicide and crime—drugging the entire country is now the best plan we have? Isn’t that just a little drastic?