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Drugs In The Water

Hat tip to meep:
Troubled Water -- Known known: Medicine in the Water. Known unknown: Bad for You?

Though surveys have detected over 80 pharmacological compounds in US waterways--including painkillers, blood-pressure and heart medications, birth control pills, anti-fungal agents, Prozac, Viagra, anti-seizure medications, steroids, nicotine byproducts and antibiotics—whether this actually means anything is a mystery. "Little is definitively known," says the EPA, "regarding any real hazard posed by trace concentrations."

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And like meep says, there's pretty much nothing that can be done about it since it's the usual "going through the human body" process that brings it into the water.

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sidelobe
Apr. 7th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC)
But, look at all of the awesome vitamin enrichment that comes with it!

Seriously enough, remember that all drugs in common use are found in nature. They are refined and purified, but otherwise unchanged. Thus, this is more a case of mixing things across ecosystems. This is something that people and animals do all the time.

How is this different than eating imported foods, then throwing some of it out, or down the garbage disposal?

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