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Lithium-water test in suicide study

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firemonkee57

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Adding lithium to drinking water supplies could help to reduce suicide rates, according to a team of psychiatrists.

Naturally-occurring levels of the chemical are to be measured in supplies in Scotland and compared with suicide rates in the population it serves.

It follows similar studies in the US and Japan which found that suicide rates are higher in areas where there are low levels of lithium in the drinking water.

The chemical is a common treatment for bipolar disorder but is found in many water supplies.

The project was announced at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' International Congress in London.

Lithium levels will be measured by postcode and compared with Scottish Health Survey and NHS statistics.

The team will also test the impact of adding lithium to water supplies just as fluoride is added to prevent tooth decay.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/lithium-water-test-suicide-study-164716658.html#rJgOp8s
 
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Adding lithium to drinking water supplies could help to reduce suicide rates, according to a team of psychiatrists.

Naturally-occurring levels of the chemical are to be measured in supplies in Scotland and compared with suicide rates in the population it serves.

It follows similar studies in the US and Japan which found that suicide rates are higher in areas where there are low levels of lithium in the drinking water.

The chemical is a common treatment for bipolar disorder but is found in many water supplies.

The project was announced at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' International Congress in London.

Lithium levels will be measured by postcode and compared with Scottish Health Survey and NHS statistics.

The team will also test the impact of adding lithium to water supplies just as fluoride is added to prevent tooth decay.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/lithium-water-test-suicide-study-164716658.html#rJgOp8s
How completely ridiculous.

Mind, tap water is basically fluoride + H20, what's a bit of lithium.
 
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