Now You Can't Drink Water

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Resistance isn't futile, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Americans take so many mood-altering and addictive pills that water supplies are being contaminated.

    There’s a good chance that if you live in an urban area, your tap water is laced with tiny amounts of antidepressants (mostly SSRIs like Prozac and Effexor), benzodiazepines (like Klonopin, used to reduce symptoms of substance withdrawal) and anticonvulsants (like Topomax, used to treat addiction to alcohol, nicotine, food and even cocaine and crystal meth). Such are the implications of environmental studies that have been leaking out over the past decade. Whether or not this psychoactive waste has any effect on the human nervous system remains unclear, but when such pharmaceuticals are introduced into the ecosystem, the fallout for other species is demonstrable—and potentially dire.

    There's no mystery to the way prescription medications wind up in our tap water. Whether you flush a bottle of old pills down the toilet or, more likely, excrete the remains of a daily dose (an estimated 80% isn’t broken down in our bodies), active chemicals get recycled back into reservoirs because sewage treatment plants aren’t able to filter them out.
  2. foresting

    foresting Member

    and half of the reason people are taking so many pills is because of LACK of water. chronic dehydration is the cause of so many diseases..
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  3. jaredfelix

    jaredfelix Namaste ॐ

    Go distilled
  4. Jo King

    Jo King wannabe

    That why I bought a really nice filter for my drinking water.
  5. Mike Suicide

    Mike Suicide Sweet and Tender Hooligan

    I think I'm gonna start drinkin tap water again.
  6. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I recommend the tapwater in Amsterdam :2thumbsup:
  7. obvisiously filtering and distiling the water will clean it.

    But the true solution is to stop toxifying the water;
  8. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    This isn't new... It's been known for several years.
  9. Jo King

    Jo King wannabe

    Could the answer be that simple?
  10. Meliai

    Meliai Banned

    I'm taking a pharmacology class right now. I bought my textbook used so its maybe 2 or 3 years old...not really old enough to be out of date but college textbooks are a huge money-making scam so of course my class is using a new textbook just published this year. the textbook I have states that the proper way to dispose of medication is to flush it down the toilet. When I read this it was a major WTF moment..

    then when I went to class I found out the new textbook discourages flushing any medications down the toilet.

    I found it odd that only in 2013 did a pharmacology book update this to reflect current environmental concerns. This should have been a concern in 2010 when my book was published.
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  11. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Damn! I would not expect that in a pharmacology textbook neither... I guess they did not expect the concentration of any of those stuff to be high enough to cause any impact on anything (still the biggest reason given to not worry about it by the way) but still, to blatantly advise that..
  12. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Senior Member


    cocaine, for instance, reacts to a compound (which name I forgot) that leaves your body the usual way. There are some studies measuring this compound in waste water. They pull samples from the river Rhine and from waste water plants for example. From the numbers they got they extrapolated to the number of cocaine users. They claim that in a small town with a population of about 8000 they can provide evidence of only one sniffed line only by looking at the waste water. That's quite impressive I think. Now imagine all the meds people consume, all that antibiotics and hormones we feed our animals etc. All that stuff find its way back in our drinking water.

  13. Interesting.

    That's all I have too say...Interesting.
  14. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Yes, those tests have been done with the waste water of most of the bigger cities in the Netherlands too. Amsterdam stood out.
  15. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Yes but how good is the filtering? -- Alot of this crap slips thru!!
  16. jaredfelix

    jaredfelix Namaste ॐ

    Why don't municipality water treatment locations have large water distillation systems instead?
  17. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    You can always just pre boil your tap water.
  18. You have to think too that a lot of boiling/distilling/filtering might add up to chemistry. IE: Heating compounds, charcoal filtering might just be simply changing the compounds into something else... perhaps something even more horrific
  19. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    This is only true where there is a small water table, no aquifer, snow, glacier run off .. Its not possible in places along the Mississippi river. Its certainly not possible where I live. Unless you take the water directly from a sewer line..

    many natural plant hormones bleed into the water also, this dont mean that every fish mutations is related to birth control.
  20. foresting

    foresting Member

    boiling may kill bacteria, but often enhances other compounds (like fluoride)
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