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Showers could lead to brain damage

Reading the news today, I found this article :
” Taking regular showers could lead to brain damage, according to a new study.
Scientists believe breathing in small amounts of manganese dissolved in the water may harm the nervous system. Dr. John Spangler, from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in New Carolina, who led the study, said: “If our results are confirmed, they could have profound implications for the nation and the world. Inhaling manganese, rather than eating or drinking it, is far more efficient at delivering manganese to the brain. The nerve cells involved in smell are a direct pathway for toxins to enter the brain. Once inside these small nerves, manganese can travel throughout the brain.”
Dr. Spangler’s team calculated from animal studies the amount of manganese people would absorb by showering for 10 minutes a day. After 10 years of showering in manganese-contaminated water, children would be exposed to levels of the metal three times higher than the doses needed to leave deposits in rats’ brains. Adults with a longer history of showering could be exposed to doses 50% higher. “
So now what ? Let`s all stink like Al Bundy ! Honestly, I prefer to be brain damaged for the rest of my life than having flies `round my head wherever I walk. Scientists are really gettin` bored. :)
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6 Responses to “Showers could lead to brain damage”

  1. Alex Stanciu

    You`re blonde! What brain damage could there be ?!?! Sheesh!

  2. Roxa Trutza

    My brain is bigger than a crocodile`s. So there better be. :)))))))

  3. Alex Stanciu

    Never saw your brain, so …

  4. Roxa Trutza

    Who turned my duck into a pig ? :-S
    Oh well, at least pig brains are yummy. >:)

  5. Alex Stanciu

    You know that those are pigs memories you`re eating, don`t you ?

  6. Roxa Trutza

    I don`t. I don`t like pig brains.

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