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  1. Julian Bohan
    May 14, 2024 @ 4:17 pm

    It’s lucky some guy at your water company has a job sitting in an office in Davenport counting the amount of fluoride everyone ingests, breathes, or otherwise absorbs, to work out how fluoridated their water should be that day. As long as you stay away from phosphate fertiliser, smelters, steelworks, brickworks and ceramics works, photovoltaic manufacturing, IC chip manufacturing, coal burning, biomass burning, motor exhaust, welders, waterproofed items, tea, fish, chicken skin, mechanically recovered meat products, the 20% of pharmaceuticals that are fluorinated such as antidepressants and antibiotics, air dusters, lithium battery fires, fire suppressants, refrigerants, 50% of agrochemicals, and steer clear of nerve gases and anchovies, you’ll be supporting biome fluoridation and saving a lot of worry.

    Otherwise, check out the cancer section at the Fluoride Index

  2. Carlos Garcia
    May 10, 2024 @ 3:15 am

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Spent over 40 years defending average citizens from these powerful corporations known to be responsible for atrocities like these. I sincerely hope everyone reading this can find it in themselves to refrain from being pulled into the tempting Red vs Blue charade that is pushed onto us every four years; a self-fulfilling prophecy resembling a WWE storyline. Please abandon the devicive, corporate backed political parties and instead vote for RFK JR; the only man talking about these issues. The only man who can help our fellow Iowans fight against these heartless, rich, powerful companies with a strangle hold on our political system.

  3. Rae A Corbin
    May 9, 2024 @ 12:37 pm

    I grew up in Palo Alto County on a farm just 14 miles from Emmertsburg. My grandfather had been diagnosed with bowel cancer, his son, my father, died of squamous cell of the lung at age 59, his brother had prostate CA, his sister died of bladder cancer, and I was diagnosed with invasive ductile cell CA of the breast. My aunts 2 son’s had CA , one was death from brain tumor and the other had rectal Ca(still alive)
    My oncologist tested me for familial traits that were negative, and she said “environmental”. there were others in our “section ” that died of cancer before my father in 1982. I left home in 1971 for nursing. Your article is so interesting and amazing frightening. I remember pumping water from outside for all purposes, esp drinking.

    • Maureen Reeves Horsley
      May 10, 2024 @ 1:30 am

      Rae, thank you for adding your history. Indeed- we need more studies n recommendations 👍

  4. Tyler
    May 9, 2024 @ 11:35 am

    The US government allows various pesticides and herbicides that are banned in other countries. Kim Reynolds has signed legislation that makes illegal to sue these chemical companies for damages. The pollution from these chemicals is the problem. There does not need to be more reasearch done, we know what is causing cancer, it is these chemical companies lobbying extraordinary amounts of money to be able to poison Iowa and other farm states.

  5. Kyle
    May 9, 2024 @ 6:02 am

    Lives in iowa for thirty six years. As an avid fisherman in the state I can tell you firsthand there is not a single river in the state that does not reek of Round-up herbicide. Especially in the spring or after a rain. You dont realize rivers arent supposed to smell this way because you associate the smell with a river. It’s not until you move away and spend time next to other bodies of water do you realize what you were smelling was actually pesticide. Agriculture has actively destroyed anything natural in the state of iowa. Agriculture and everything associated with it so pervasive in that state.
    My first wife died of colon cancer at the age of 33 in 2019. Shed li ed in iowa her whole life. I often wonder if all the pesticide and herbicide in the water had contributed to it any way.

  6. Craig Brubaker
    May 8, 2024 @ 4:39 pm

    Vote Kennedy to help clean up our polluted ground and water.

    • Ashley Steen
      May 9, 2024 @ 11:40 pm

      Agreed! He is prepared to take on and dismantle the regulatory agencies like EPA and NIH that are currently bought and paid for by food, pharma, and big ag ( chemical) industry. He has done it his whole career. This article is sad and we CAN be a people of action.

  7. Marchele Soe
    May 8, 2024 @ 3:29 pm

    Northern Iowa to Des Moines, Iowa is in the Des Moines Lobe which is an area underground that has toxic trace minerals seeping into the ground water. All dumped here by the glaciers. Add some herbicide and pesticides to the ground now we got really potent toxic water. The cancer outbreak has been going on for over 50 + years especially in the western part of Iowa. Radon is found in almost all basements in Iowa. It was here before we were here farming. Heck in Montana and North Dakota babies of settlers were born blue because of the toxic ground water. When the government figured it out they then forced the Native Tribes to relocate on reservations in that same area knowing the water was toxic.

    So if the soil and water are toxic , don’t you think that any thing grown or growing with the water and in the soil would be showing signs of toxicity? Answer to the billions of dollars question is YES.

  8. Ken Wiley
    May 8, 2024 @ 1:54 pm

    My wife just went home and I have come to the conclusion the CANCER industry doesn’t want to cure you.
    My friend Dave Olson 952 237 0869 had 17 doctors tell him on September 06 go home your not going to see 07.
    Go to Hoxsey Bio Medical Center 619 407 7858 and success stories
    He had volleyball size tumor and his entire body was full of tumors.
    By March of 07 he w a s and is cancer free

    • P hinders
      May 8, 2024 @ 4:57 pm

      They do not big pharma rule and make more money from CURING u,, with more poisons. We got chemtrails, we got Bayer asking for round up to b b blessed again by those who should say no, since it’s known to cause cancer, and of course they’ll say yep sure. Gov has actually experimented on citizens for years they were ordered to stop but we all know how well and often they do the right thing , it’s like states BANNING chemtrails,, if they did this why would they have done it in the first place? Appease, Act like peoples lives r important, tell them a story and continue.. so sad for all affected

  9. John Guthrie
    May 8, 2024 @ 1:24 pm

    Shouldn’t be hard to figure out…just hard to prove.
    We’re doing it to ourselves with Help from the corporate world.

  10. Pen Boenish
    May 8, 2024 @ 12:24 pm

    Thanks for this information. As a former ’70’s Iowa farm girl from Grundy county, I have seen the drastic transformation of where i grew up. How has the tiling of farmland affected pollution? Lots more tiling and clearing of timbers has been done in the last 10 years of our farms. When on a trip back home i went swimming at the local town pool which had corn fields right up to the parking lot. While back floating in the pool, a spray plane made several passes over the pool filled with many children and let out a smelly mist of something without warning as it started across the edge of the field. I asked the lifeguards what the deal was and the said they do that all the time.

  11. Rita
    May 8, 2024 @ 11:59 am

    Yes you can be it’s all the chemicals used for farming killing weeds and all the stuff added to food such as growth hormones for animals. It all affects humans. Best advice go vegan or organic do not buy or drink dairy or any meat products. We used to farm and I’ve changed and my family’s changed how we eat.

  12. Nicole
    May 8, 2024 @ 11:58 am

    I’m a farmer in Northern Iowa. The hog manure you cite as a problem actually works symbiotically to DECREASE the amount of pesticides and herbicides that corn farmers use. Pig manure is the greatest asset corn farmers have available. ALL hog confinements are required by law to have a manure management plan on file with the USDA and know what crop grounds will receive this organic “goodie” in place of chemicals. Your info is flawed and one sided, you decided farmers were to blame for cancer already, then wrote your article. Do your research before you turn more Iowans against farmer and more small family farms get run out of business. Articles like this do exactly that. Meanwhile family farms like ours are working diligently to stay afloat and do right by our land and the humans who dwell upon it. We are ALWAYS thinking of ways to protect the people and the land which we steward.

    • Michelle Allswell
      May 8, 2024 @ 1:41 pm

      Farmers aren’t to blame, at least certainly not all of them. Many of the greater societal systems that surround and drive farming are. While this article struck a nerve for you, contemporary farming cannot be overlooked as a potential source of reasons for high cancer rates in Iowa. The article also mentioned heavy metals and radon. I know of many farmers that are choosing less toxic methods of farming and getting “the man” out of the picture by direct selling to their community. Together we can be creative and successful in meeting needs in a healthier way.

    • David
      May 8, 2024 @ 3:24 pm

      Why do you people deny science? It gives Iowans a bad reputation.

    • Carol Higgins
      May 8, 2024 @ 3:31 pm

      While driving round-trip from southern Michigan to the Springfield, Illinois area a few weeks ago, I was incredibly disappointed to see almost no cover crops and very little evidence of no-till practices in both Illinois and Indiana corn/bean growing areas. This, in spite of overwhelming evidence that such practices improve soil health and reduce runoff from farm fields. It seems pretty obvious to me that those farmers don’t care much about people and their own soil. The last I knew, confinement hogs were given an assortment of chemicals in their feed, some of which comes out the other end along with e-coli and other potentially harmful bacteria. We have had over two inches of rain in the past week and our rivers this morning are brown with soil and whatever pre-emergence chemicals and animal waste were applied to recently tilled, nearby fields. (I am close to dairy, hog, and chicken confinement operations.) I am not opposed to using animal waste as fertilizer when it lands on pasture or prairie grass, etc. where there are living roots and an abundance of microbes to convert the nutrients into compounds that plants can use. Maybe Iowa has changed? But the last I knew it was pretty much like Illinois and Indiana, and indeed my own county in Michigan, where too many nutrients and too many pesticides are applied or knifed in to bare ground or coating the seeds being planted. It washes away far too easily.
      As the article clearly states, much more research needs to be done-but the correlation is pretty obvious. In the meantime, I applaud farmers who are taking advantage of farm programs that help them hold their soil, hold those nutrients in place so plant roots can absorb them, increase biodiversity on their lands, and work with environmentalists and the medical professionals who are trying to address climate and health concerns.

    • Kyle
      May 9, 2024 @ 6:08 am

      Yeah but I’m guessing you still dump thousands of gallons of round up on your fields every year. I’m betting your rivers and streams nearby all stink of round up. Ita not supposed to smell that way. Pretty sure ita in all the ground water. Farming practices are to blame for high cancer rates in iowa. And since farmers see it as threat to business as usual we’ll just ignore anything that points toward grow crops as a culprit for shitting on the environment. All the the farmers I know biry their heads in the sand on this issue.

    • J bruns
      May 9, 2024 @ 9:22 am

      Do you think people don’t follow the plans? Is that really the problem instead of the actual waste?

    • NFL SoPAW
      May 9, 2024 @ 11:13 am

      Bless you. Articles like this raise multiple red flags. There are so many who will out and out lie to fear & hate monger since there’s profit in it. They target an element I saw recently referred to as “food concerned”. A euphemism for what seems to range from excessive anxiety to fanaticism. Some just like to use farmers, seed companies & scientists as punching bags. But they are the experts to seek about these claims, all, btw, expressed w/words such as may.. might.. could. And, the sources they cite all seem to conclude their “studies” with “no causation was found”, “more research is needed”. With all the accusations, the USA ranks #1 in the world in Food Safety, Protein Quality & Nutritional Standards; Global Food Security Index 2022 – 113 countries.

  13. Robert zalesky
    May 8, 2024 @ 8:36 am

    I farmed. I am 70 wìth.lots of health problems

    • Carey Gillam
      May 8, 2024 @ 10:47 am

      We are so sorry to hear about your health problems. Sadly, so many farmers also suffer health issues.