Feb 1, 2016|
Tommy talks to Adrienne Katner, an Assistant Prof of Environment & Occupational Health Sciences at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, about concerns over lead pipes.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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We're talking about lead in the water here David will again a toll Edinson and on the putting but. Again I DVR than the news so I can get through quicker and well I mean just not commercial but stories that I have no interest in like example a big if it's blizzard being in. Com the domain active for him blizzard the wizards interim Evans blizzard being in the from Wyoming and overly care and I'm mantra be mean but so I'm Sandra says Loren. And are doing a story in the water in Flint, Michigan that has become ubiquitous I think we don't know about it men. A C shot in the French Quarter well hang on what. So not caring about the Flint story after hearing so much about it I re wound it cool in and Dan de daytime under wall and I was a sail out of recorder again and there and dance when it's not really a quarter Agassi did that as an establishing shots everybody knew where they were tournament orca. It's stop me from as boring into you that. And at and I talked a lady who had a child that she in 1930s don't mean a lot they have a lot of homes that are older here. And how much of a problem is that so we're gonna get. In a minute dead joined by eight. Doctor Adrian can't they're from Louisiana State University. Who has done a lot of research in this area and I'm already getting some questions by text. So I'm sure doctor Ted there will be. Willing to share her knowledge with you. Cedric grant the executive director rating of the surge of water board says things Watters Lehman plans led free after that. It's the homeowners route and year out as you saw some of those pipes that they showed in Flint. Awful just off yet and of course here's it was a decision based on. Changing the water from. Detroit's water to plans from. Polluted river that caused the lining of the lead pipes to erode and an let pipers. Good for a while ever good bad idea galvanizing an ending to do it will talk when we come back Tommy Tucker don't know a lot about it is you can probably tell. We're gonna find out David when we return with a scientist from LA shoe the other W. Talking about some led to new loans water Orleans parish Jefferson I'm looking at a study here. And some on the parishes the top ten counties and parishes. Claiborne parish can't open bearish wash you talk. And Jefferson bouncy Orleans on nearly a doctor Adrienne can't near joins us right now whom I became acquainted with. What's in the CBS evening news on Friday night and who is read here and only issue good morning ma'am. Thanks for coming on tell me how big the problem. Not Leah I saw the story in Flint, Michigan and again go to confession I thought it was over done but the onus on the long ones I thought this could be a problem for everybody. And is it specifically when you're talking about older homes. In New Orleans a lot of the lead servants lions. We're laid down. I'm earlier that he early 1811830s. And it continues. Despite evidence back and related associations with things like Kollek. I'm and other land related diseases. But they continued well and the the last century. And so now what we have is based system of about. An estimated between sixty and 80% of the water service lines. I'm in this city are led. Now would we say water service lines and I don't die too your you very educated. And does seems emulate you gorge is surgeon water board but you probably. Don't want bettors were that don't even go there tell me about how borderline you mean coming from the city or that are the property owners. Now these are lines that come from the that means the wireless industry. And all into your home. In general the lines from the streets in the water meter on the property the city. And the lines from the meters to go home and property and the property and. Woolley seems then liked. Given the age legacy average age of the of the home in summer than the neighborhoods and new loans and be pretty big problem. Did it it definitely would be and one of the reasons that is of course we need our system really suffered a lot of damage during Katrina. But also a lot of utilities across the nation. The switch from Lauren Lauren mean hasn't it as a that the effect and and a lot more programs. Think Lorraine. And so that when that happens is the guy a lot of problems incident like Washington peace he. And a few other places North Carolina. I'm where it was at very evident bad. Lorraine is so important that it actually help to lead the lead out the water line. That's sort of what we're dealing with across the country. We went from chlorine to clean or neat to court rules. And the team. And they did that because. They realized that disinfection by products into. Buy organic material interacting with chlorine. Com and have some help back. But when it switched to harm me they were hoping that would reduce the concentration of those that the actions by product. What we have now are holding that you actually buy products plus I'm more corrosive water which can lead to land leasing on into the water. I'd it is complicated stuff professor come on let it sink in for a while pardon upon. And then we come back we'll talk about the effects on the body and some of the things that parents can watch out for and if you'll have any questions about led Newark some water how to check it etc. I would think doctor cantor can help you doctor Adrian tenor. At the LHU health new all in school public health. So more with her when we come back and assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences. In LSU health new loans eight when he one time now WL trend eight to any point Tommy Tucker talking about how much of a problem isn't lit. In the water here in New Orleans and I think we have all heard about what happened in Flint, Michigan the doctor difference there is they went to a different borders so worse. Which caused the lead pipes to co wrote is there ranked. That's correct they did go a different store com and they didn't have any corrosion control plan. Implemented. And that caused the height I'm six for a pretty badly. And play as much worse than what I'm saying in New Orleans just let me say that. I so when he comes to an end is a great texts about testing water. How do you know mom and you do would you sell DM to have some scientists like yourself go out there. Well I actually offer free water testing. Around. Orleans area I'm trying to target the older homes. And I'm trying to target lower income neighborhoods people I can't afford to replaced there by pipe or to get it you know spent the water treatment system. I'm I operate completely free on beginning of the next. You do this. Of course. And anyone who's interested in it. I'm trying to target people also who might have children. Who might be pregnant I wanna get pregnant or who might have elderly. Relative. I'm high blood pressure. And those of the people who might be at the highest threat for the lead exposure. That is the most extraordinary thing I've ever heard doctors here are good and do this yourself. Yeah completely bring we would basically come out your home within your kids. I'm the type of how to collect and it comes with the postage aren't paid did you bring it to the PO box at the tried and and I'm within about a week or two after the lap cat that we am Ngo resolved. And it it is highly and we'll work with you to try to find solutions for future Duchscherer. And are you limiting this to Orleans parish here. I am right now. I did know and that sampling and it didn't see a problem and I did talk to the Jefferson Parish. Water borne out there. They've really had minimal problems according to them with black and I didn't see any issues. I'm and I know that. I'm not sure about that used in in Metairie. I didn't in New Orleans that's been very well documented the use of my service line. It's probably a lot more to do with the age I would think to write average house in Metairie. This is tell me about the effects on humans in children and again I saw the lady that was featured on CBS evening news Rachel DePaul and a three year old. Is there any acceptable of level acceptable level when it comes to lead. We know there. The level of lead exposure that's considered safe and mrs. You know very widely accepted that since then you know. Even CDC says we no problem let that's days. I'll think about everybody system. Actually been a lot more actually water because they're able to absorb a lot more movement from the water as an adult star. And because they're developing. And it is packed. And the brain. And other system that is the wind on that you would be. As susceptible a lot of exposure. So they can collect in the remain in the definitely burns stopped officiated. And it accumulate in the body. But that's another issue that. You never get rid of it right. Exactly yeah. Tibetan why would especially women that wanted to. Become pregnant me if you really watched their lead exposure because they can also expose their fetus when did you become pregnant. And just watching what she EU Omniture. Especially if you have a child in the house. You know thought has been watered properly at the royal opera in the paint or multiple sources a lot of sort of one. The more overlooked sources. Mom and I am not trying to be facetious when I say this there's some money has been living in a housing you know. It's not uncommon for people would take over the house within which their parents lived there grown up in. But if you're 657. Years old and you're hearing is it. Little late to get is that kind of feedback in and I mean do you deep you've got all that led in Munich and could that explain some of the problems perhaps. People have had in their lives and and what are some of the issues that children. Omelet with oh lead level that's over the limit or whatever it is could face. Well the it could affect their cognitive function on that and send it back. There's school. That success in school in effect. There behavior sometimes. Especially boys and very susceptible to let explosion it becomes very aggressive. It also two lead is there a pension plan. In terms but they'll. You'll see it sometime cardiovascular problems the very losses it was high blood pressure on his outback had a problem. Definitely be careful on the Atlantic's leisure and in fact the other systems in your immune system and consistent. But it is especially intelligently really concerned about is there near developmental. Effects me effects on the brain. People might be afraid the doctor and and I mean you know again I'm not trying to be silly here to know because. Then they figure rule what do you do do ameliorated but I guess he Heatley you can do like they do or do an in Flint where you put something. In the pipes through the pipes to to kind it could mean six and from doing that or not. Right now I do get up hype and didn't get. Could she piped relatives were as low as sixty dollars a promise you have to keep on replacing your filter but that happily go on to on. I the national sanitation foundation. There are one group that certifies the water filters and treatment systems and you have to make sure that whatever you lie is certified to remove lead. And then you don't get have a child you ought to mention that certify its commitment as saying. But doubly sure that it's got an asset certification. It is pain as big of a problem as water. You know it's really hard to compare all of the different sources you know I mean. I would pay that and more problems problems especially if you're doing any kind of standing on what that I laugh. I keep doing and I am an active remediation and how are repainting your house then painted something that we have to be concerned about. I want something new in debt every day. You cope with that it can be absorbed in the rise in the process potatoes so. This is something you really have to be concerned about because it was a low doses were being chronically exposed. A you know loans into. Academic and as this Berlin and water and human. Yeah. Baghdad to help. Actually. Or the concentrated at the boiling. Water is used he basically hill com I'm Mike. On them might be in the water. But actually boiling actually concentrated. Even more so it's not effective forms common Atlanta. Doctor thank you for your time website people go to to Sino more. We have a web site on Alec you. That cut the lead study went so I am trying to. You know what if they coup led study and Alex yeah I'm sure come out. Thank you doctor appreciate your time. Have a great day doctor Adrian tent there man Alan if you. Health assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences LSU held new loans on pretty jaguar being simple tap water or bottled water. Do you drink the tap water at your home it is not wind up. I don't do cook witted but I'd I don't drink it. No money guys that but he 32 time now under the WL first news of noted David plea. Your honor I do recall David Blake please aren't romper well do you remember your own girl. And I did to anti terror. As the dollar didn't know you all these years and years if you waited till now is actually me doing those voices. You drink tap. It. You're router yeah I drank enough water. I got one of those to be a country yeah I've got one of those you drink tap water red brick to it narrated armed and now it's the it's one of those things and other containers and as a filter and and you put to tap water and what about guys you make your eye's outer tap oh man I don't legalize that and old tap water see I can and do a couple of different characters and ethnicity. Anyway distill and yuck a tap water. If you look at I like to mail a day some. No rule problems with. No offense no disrespect to belt chaser any thing I'd. And so I'm not gonna do about it new notebook Annika with a but I make sure it's as the professors said and I tricked into a burrowing pars. And help me with less than a just and you know Lisa and these notices every now and then about. Supposedly it is CP now really understand what it says so iMac and and had to pay for. He's a gallon water bottles beginning you know I mean I'd gotten my health is important but I mean you prominent dollar per gallon water it's cores. Pretty easy it is under current crazy. Torturing and 84218. Before nine difficulties extra money it's Anthony I'm concerned about water near Rome have you ever handle it. Problem either water or paint. And retirement earlier the Iowa Caucuses tonight you know the 830 crowd a chance to weigh in on it. But he thinks in and finish first second and third who do you think is going to finish on the at least win on a democratic side. And who do you hope he wins on the democratic side. Because that would mean some deals loses. To music so point seven me I think. I'm predicting here that. Donald Trump beats Ted Cruz. And I'm predicting this even further not only does Donald. Romp beat Ted Cruz but Marco Rubio surges that are crews. If that happens we'll see Tommy to give me your welcome back but at W. I if you want about the money for upgrades. And that so it's spelled PR eighteen yes grades. None tonight. And tomorrow. Resumed Wednesday it resumes Wednesday with drew leads. In Phoenix. Gain in two parties. Here. And in oysters and and yes. Rules like a money draw beat down he'll. Something just now about the knicks and the placing of yours. And they put a purse somewhere. In a cemetery and I'm not quite sure what all that's about. But if you if you know and you grew up next member of collective. Talked he would get a guy who lives down the street from it needs extant stumper has got a flag out. And some driving home yesterday and he is looked exhausted so how many calories they marched. 26 so 170. Who's gonna win tonight Republican and democratic sides I think Donald Trump is going to win. Tonight I think the new de Marco Rubio is gonna surprise to crews and I think Ted Cruz gonna wind up third. But I'd like to know what you think from. Another when Texas Bernie Bernie Bernie. He you know I wonder about Bernie Sanders giving. The sanctity defines themselves a democratic socialist. Barack Obama in 2008 had a lot of young people that. Voted for the first time that really fell in love with his message. And hope and change and I just wonder with Bernie Sanders. And Asia's my opinion if he's so popular with younger voters. Because he's he's saying and then you know on. Kennelly did Jefferson's ought to give you peace and apply but you have to move on up. And I don't think you'll hear that political. Analogy with the Jefferson's made a lot but I really do I wonder if younger people are talking about if first time voters are worried about student loan about finding. Their way make an earmark in society as I think we all were in and commerce business world when heavy in their profession. As we all were when we're 181920. And maybe the message at Bernie Sanders is is sending out. Consciously or subconsciously as you know what. Or about it I'll take care view everybody's gonna get a fair shake everybody's gonna get a break everybody. Perhaps is not gonna be equal but not everybody's gonna have as much as they work for word spread that out a little bit and I just. They give your twenty year 121 year old in you don't really know for the most part how everything works. Sounds pretty good day. 8519 point nine time now look at double WL traffic I Tommy Tucker WL somebody text in I enjoyed the segment on. Oh lead poisoning perhaps that explains your behavior I don't think. You know. You texted it I read it in all. But I tell you this. I think you taxes good I don't think it was great. Was Grunin. Com those meals by the way not Donald Trump. I owe it to about a conspiracy theories because there was a story recently that said it is amazing the things that people still believe. But then again. The Washington Post in the story yesterday. Senior CIA officials have for years. Intentionally. Deceived parts of the agency workforce. By transmitting internal memos that contained false information. But operations and sources overseas and it is called I washing. Say protects vital secrets by inserting fake communications. Into routine cable traffic while using separate channels to convey accurate information. Declared recipients. But it was clear. Who puts the phony information in. Seward talk about that we come back in and look chemical attitude if you think. 9/11 was an inside job. I'm here you go here's your chance to voice your conspiracy if you believe the Lumina Monte. Now whatever that is is doing whatever they do that's fine if you believe in the was another when the Trilateral Commission nineteen there's something about the build a bird group. If you think there was a coverup when it comes the Kennedy assassination. I'm trying to think some of the other ones that people believe if you believe that the Denver airport is evil if you believe that. We did not land on the moon. Whatever you and what ever you think because there is a an argument going on. Right now between the singer BOB. And Neil deGrasse Tyson. The singer BOB believes it is a conspiracy that the world really is flat. He'll address Tyson. Probably the foremost astrophysicist. In the world. Says BOB I need to tell you but it's round. So I think if if BOB can believe it's a conspiracy in the world is actually flat. That I am I'm sure there's some things you believe and your chance man get out exposed the conspiracy. When we come back on definitely well.