One of the key issues behind the rise in skin bacteria on our skin is one of the most common: our use of the water we drink. Our water is not safe to drink, and as we drink more water, we also expose ourselves to more bacteria and viruses. The water we drink that comes out of our tap, however, is only considered safe enough to drink if we have used a filter. Most of us do not.
It’s common knowledge that we only take three to four glasses of water a day. That’s about 20% of the water we normally drink. If we were to drink more, we would take in more bacteria and viruses, which would eventually lead to our getting sick. But that isn’t the case. The average person only takes in about 300 ml of water a day, which is about 10% of the water we normally drink. Drinking more water would actually increase our risk of illness.
Tulare County, California is one of the poorest counties in the country. Most of its citizens live in poverty with about 19 percent of the area’s population living below the poverty line. This means that the county spends $16 billion a year on healthcare. In fact, the county spends more on medical care than the entire state of Washington.
Tulare County is also one of the poorest and most environmentally-destructive counties in all of California. Despite this, the county spends about 1,100 billion dollars a year on water, wastewater, and medical care. It’s a good example of how one of the poorest counties in the country can put good money after bad.
This isn’t to discredit the efforts of Tulare County in the environmental arena. However, the county’s budget is so bloated that it’s almost like the citizens are being asked to pay for the waste they create. The county’s Department of Health spends 1.5 billion dollars a year on medical care, while its Department of Environmental Health spends 1.3 billion dollars. They are also responsible for a lot of other non-health issues, such as law enforcement and environmental regulations.
The problem is that most of these agencies are staffed by people who have a vested interest in the health and welfare of the community. When the government wastes money on other problems, it wastes money on more of the same. Like with any other government agency, there are good ways to handle waste and bad ways to handle waste, but the good ways are much easier for government to do. The problem is that these agencies are so dependent on the government for their funding that they are not independent thinkers.
Tulare County is the example we use in our report. It was a county that was run by a corrupt politician who stole millions from the citizens to pay off his campaign debts. Unfortunately, this corrupt politician was also the county’s health commissioner, who wasted $100 million in an attempt to improve the poor health of the residents of the county.
Tulare County is one of the worst examples of environmental degradation that I know of. It was the site of a massive manure spill that the county is now trying to clean up. This spill was caused by a contractor hired by the county to do a job that was supposed to be done by a government agency. The contractor was paid by the county, so he was essentially stealing from the citizens of the county.
The county and the contractor settled out of court and settled the case. The contractor was supposed to pay $100,000 in restitution to the county. The county is now suing the contractor for the full amount of the restitution.
The court’s decision is still pending. Tulare County has been on a tear lately. They’re trying to find out why the county is losing money, but are also trying to prevent the county from cutting up the entire county. There’s a similar case in a neighboring county.