The Camelford poisoning: black water, a driver's mistake

Aluminium sulphate is routinely used early in the treatment of water to clear it of solid particles and was supposed to be held in a storage tank Stephens was against the clock

Disturbance of cerebral function in people exposed to

Sep 25, 1999 · To establish whether people exposed to drinking water contaminated with 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate in the Camelford area of Cornwall in the south west of England in July 1988 had suffered organic brain damage as opposed to psychological trauma only

Camelford water poisoning: timeline | UK news | The Guardian

6 July: A relief driver dumps 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate into the wrong tank at the then South West Water Authority's water treatment works at Lowermoor, Cornwall Water supplies to 20,000

Camelford: prolonging the agony? | The BMJ

Altmann et al (1) conclude that poisoning with aluminium sulphate in Camelford 10 years ago 'probably led to long term cerebral impairment', an

A lethal cover up: Britain's worst water poisoning scandal

A relief delivery driver turned up at the local Lowermoor water treatment works on the edge of Bodmin Moor with a 20-ton load of highly caustic aluminium sulphate, which is used to clear cloudy

Cerebral dysfunction after water pollution incident in

May 13, 2000 · Editor —Altmann et al conclude that poisoning with aluminium sulphate in Camelford 10 years ago “probably led to long term cerebral impairment” 2-1 Media attention immediately after this paper was published led to speculation about damage to children and unborn fetuses at the time and possibly a further round of litigation The results

Camelford case study - OpenLearn - Open University

The prosecution has opened in the Camelford trial South West Water is accused of polluting Camelford’s water supply two years ago and poisoning a number of people: twenty tonnes of aluminium sulphate were accidentally poured into a water treatment plant; the Authority is denying the charges

Village of the damned: Mysterious suicides Agonising

Camelford in Cornwall was poisoned with aluminium sulphate in 1988 A van accidentally dumped 20 tons into the household water supply Villagers were immediately poisoned, but …

Aluminum sulfate (UK PID) - IPCS INCHEM

Ingestion Acute aluminium sulphate ingestion causes primarily gastrointestinal upset though neuropsychological and musculoskeletal sequelae were also reported in those who drank water to which 20 tonnes of eight per cent aluminium sulphate had accidentally been added in Camelford, Cornwall in 1988 (see below)

Study has several methodological shortcomings | The BMJ

Papers Disturbance of cerebral function in people exposed to drinking water contaminated with aluminium sulphate: retrospective study of the Camelford water incident

Is aluminium really a silent killer? - Telegraph

Mar 05, 2012 · In July 1988, a relief lorry driver mistakenly added 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate to drinking water at the Lowermoor treatment works near Camelford, Cornwall

Aluminium sulfate - Wikipedia

Aluminium sulfate is a chemical compound with the formula Al 2 (SO 4) 3 Aluminium sulphate may be made by adding aluminium hydroxide, Al(OH) 3, to sulfuric acid, H 2 SO 4: An improper and excess application incident in 1988 polluted the water supply of Camelford in Cornwall

Open University - Camelford Case Study | Science for ME

Dec 05, 2018 · A mistake in July 1988 saw 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate added to drinking water in Camelford, Cornwall Discovering the cause of the incident, and reacting, called for clear thinking; it's a strong example of how systems thinking can rise to the occasion in a crisis

Aluminum sulfate anhydrous | Al2S3O12 - PubChem

Aluminum Sulfate Anhydrous is an aluminum salt with immune adjuvant activity This agent adsorbs and precipitates protein antigens in solution; the resulting precipitate improves vaccine immunogenicity by facilitating the slow release of antigen from the vaccine depot formed at the site of inoculation

Aluminium Sulfate - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

Jul 06, 1988 · Aluminium sulphate is added to water as a flocculent during the purification process in order to precipitate organic matter The quantity of aluminium required for this process varies with environmental factors, so the concentration in tap water may range from 5–30 μmol/L

Camelford water poisoning: Unreserved government apology

The government has apologised to people in Cornwall affected by the Camelford water poisoning in 1988 When 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate were tipped …

Cross D (1990) The politics of poisoning -The Camelford

Emergency response to the 1988 Camelford (UK) aluminium sulphate poisoning incident was deliberately blocked by the Department of Health in order to minimise a severe financial impact on the

Camelford water poisoning: Authority 'gambled with lives

Camelford's drinking water was poisoned on 6 July 1988, when a relief delivery driver mistakenly tipped 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate into the wrong tank at Lowermoor treatment works and the

A statement by Dr Andrew Wakefield - The Lancet

Disturbance of cerebral function in people exposed to drinking water contaminated with aluminium sulphate: retrospective study of the Camelford water incident BMJ 1999; 319 : 807-811 View in Article

Aluminium sulphate - Revolvy

Camelford Camelford shown within Cornwall The Camelford water pollution incident involved the accidental contamination of the drinking water supply to the town of Camelford , Cornwall , in July 1988 Twenty tonnes of aluminium sulphate was inadvertently added to the water supply, raising the concentration to 3,000 times the admissible level

Contaminated water caused long-term brain damage in

Twenty tons of aluminium sulphate was accidentally tipped into a drinking- water reservoir at Camelford in Cornwall serving 20,000 people Join Independent Minds

Aluminium Sulfate - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

Jul 06, 1988 · On July 6, 1988, at the Lowermoor water treatment works near Camelford, Cornwall, England, 20 tons of 8% aluminum sulphate solution was inadvertently deposited directly into the chlorine contact tank where chlorine disinfects the water and which is immediately upstream of the treated water reservoir from which water is distributed to consumers

Aluminium sulphate - Registration Dossier - ECHA

Serum aluminium concentrations were normal, urinary aluminium concentration was increased in one participant, and several current tap water aluminium concentrations were high Confounding factors: Results shown that several abnormalities in people exposed to aluminium and other contaminants in the Camelford incident

Aluminium sulphate - Registration Dossier - ECHA

Serum aluminium concentrations were normal, urinary aluminium concentration was increased in one participant, and several current tap water aluminium concentrations were high Confounding factors: Results shown that several abnormalities in people exposed to aluminium and other contaminants in the Camelford incident

Camelford water poisoning: Calls for new inquiry - BBC News

Aluminium sulphate was tipped into the wrong tank at a treatment works in Cornwall in July 1988

Camelford health inquiry starts - Telegraph

Aug 15, 2001 · More than 20,000 homes in the Camelford area were affected when a lorry driver accidentally dumped 20 tons of aluminium sulphate into the wrong tank at South West Water's Lowermoor water treatment

Is aluminum sulfate toxic? - Quora

The LD50 (rat) of Aluminium sulphate is 9gm per kilogram of body weight so an average human would have to ingest 630gm to have a 50% chance of dying Scroll down to the bottom of page 4 of the PDF above for the full details

Village of the damned: Mysterious suicides Agonising

It is a quarter of a century since massive quantities of aluminium sulphate, a chemical used to keep drinking water clear, were accidentally dumped into the public supply at Camelford…

Camelford - Wikipedia

Camelford (Cornish: Reskammel) is a town and civil parish in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, situated in the River Camel valley northwest of Bodmin Moor The town is approximately ten miles (16 km) north of Bodmin and is governed by Camelford Town Council

Camelford | West Country - ITV News

20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate was accidentally dumped in the wrong tank at the old South West Water Authority works at Lowermoor in 1988 A panel of experts said it is unlikely to have done long

Aluminium sulfate - Sciencemadness Wiki

Aluminium sulfate slowly hydrolyzes in water to yield sulfuric acid which is highly corrosive In one notorious case, a large amount of aluminium sulfate (20 tonnes) was accidentally dissolved in the Camelford water supply and the resulting sulfuric acid dissolved lead and copper from the city plumbing, causing short-term mass poisoning Storage

Camelford water poisoning: Aluminium in brain 'beyond

A woman who lived in a town where aluminium sulphate was added to the water supply had aluminium levels in her brain which were "beyond belief", an …

Camelford Water Pollution Incident - LiquiSearch

The Camelford water pollution incident involved the accidental contamination of the drinking water supply to the town of Camelford, Cornwall, England with 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate in July 1988, raising the concentration to 3,000 times the admissible level

Aluminium sulphate - definition of aluminium sulphate by

Aluminium sulphate is widely used as chemical coagulant in the world, but recently its use has been discussed owing that there are studies have verified that the relation of aluminium sulphate with the acceleration of the degenerative process of Alzheimer's disease (CLAYTON, 1989)

Should I use aluminum sulfate (sulphate) to acidify my soil?

It is often recommended online or by nurseries to apply aluminum sulfate to plants like blueberries, rhododendrons, azaleas and to hydrangeas to make the flowers blue Is this advice I should follow?

Disturbance of cerebral function in people exposed to

To establish whether people exposed to drinking water contaminated with 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate in the Camelford area of Cornwall in the south west of England in July 1988 had suffered

SYLVIA MORTOZA - Harvard University Department of Physics

aluminium sulphate in the treatment of arsenic-contaminated groundwater is of concern as exposure to aluminium from water sources is far more common than has been acknowledged The gene which produces the protein has been identified and is located on chromosome 21