People living in Newfoundland, Canada, were extremely upset to learn that their water contained much more arsenic than was accepted by the Department of National Health of the Canadian Government.


The acceptable levels of arsenic in drinking water in Canada is 0.025 parts per million.


The results in arsenic levels were .302 parts per million, a twelve-fold difference, which provoked the people to protest vigourously.


Tests on Napoleon's hair, which were made in France, showed a level of 38.53 parts per million, a whopping one thousand five hundred times the current acceptable level, and the FBI report showed 33.3 parts per million, and yet a few historians still are not impressed by Ben Weider's research.


Perhaps this report, which was published in hundreds of newspapers around the world, will be some added proof for Napoleonic historians, that Napoleon was indeed fed extremely high levels of arsenic during his exil on St-Helena. Levels that cannont be explained through any nautral causes.

Arsenic warning

ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. - Residents of a small Newfoundland community are angry the province took several months to tell residents their drinking water contained traces of arsenic 12 times higher than Canadian guidelines. In August, the Environment Department carried out tests on the well systems of Harbour Main-Chapels Cove-Lakeview, a community on Conception Bay about 30 kilometres soutwest of St. John's. The results showed arsenic levels as high as .302 parts per million. The acceptable Canadian guideline for drinking water is .025. But the results weren't made public until last month. The town notified residents Jan. 24 of the Environment Department findings.

Gazette February 2, 2002


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