O Stoma Mia wrote:
Aqx99 wrote:I am a water treatment plant operator ....
Just a question about water quality testing. Do you test for nitrogen and pesticide residues in your water treatment plant? Is there a problem with groundwater contamination where you live?https://www.pipestonestar.com/articles/well-testing-available-soon-in-select-townships/
... The federal drinking water standard for nitrate is 10 parts per million (ppm). Above this level, nitrate can have negative effects on human health....
The chemists for my water system test for those and other contaminants. We are always well below the limit. I operate the plant, which means my tests are limited to the actual water treatment process within the plant. I test for chlorine residual, pH, turbidity, fluoride, taste & odor, filterability, carbon dioxide, hardness and alkalinity at every stage of the process. I also do bacteriology testing on the water within the plant. We are a surface water plant, which means we pull from the nearby river, not from well dug in to the ground water. Our chemists test the river water as well, so we know what we are dealing with when it enters our plant.
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
2/21/17 Diagnosis, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Diagnosed w/ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
11/27/17 CEA 2.6 ng/mL
12/5/17 CT showed NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9 ng/mL
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3/21/18 CT showed enlarged thymus
4/6/18 PET confirmed NED