Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by hotwater, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    A vast array of pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs -- including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, and sex hormones -- have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.

    How do the drugs get into the water?

    People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through their system and is flushed down the toilet. The wastewater is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Then, some of the water is cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to consumers. But most treatments do not remove all drug residue.

    And while researchers do not yet understand the exact risks from decades of persistent exposure to random combinations of low levels of pharmaceuticals, recent studies -- which have gone virtually unnoticed by the general public -- have found alarming effects on human cells and wildlife [​IMG]

  2. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

    Yep...they've been talking about increased estrogen and progestorone in our water for years...thanks to birth control...big reason why I STOPPED taking it.

    Hmmm....and just NOW it's getting out into the media? about late notice...
  3. Beckner420

    Beckner420 troll

    Easy, people will be hooked and will start getting prescriptions for more pills.

    Sometimes the drug dealer has to push the drugs.
  4. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    The amounts aren't substantial, and aren't truly a sign for concern.

    Humans are really good with water cleaning... the government doesn't want you to get sick, the economy cannot move when it's sick.

    I'm sure that they'll pass a regulation requiring water treatment centers to take these chemicals out if the levels keep on rising, especially now that it's infront of the public's eyes.
  5. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

    I feel like some of these chemicals may build up in our tissues over time...I guess that's MY biggest concern.
  6. What about water filters? The one's you use at home? We have one. Do you think it would filter out the chemicals and drugs?
  7. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    They have been for the last two decades [​IMG]

  8. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    Hmm... well, that's what I'm saying. The levels are so miniscule that it's not really significant. I read a pretty good article about it on this Israeli science site.

    I'm more worried about the long-term effects of all of the pills people are popping now. They are actually taking them in heartly doses. One can only imagine what will happen to all of those people when they hit 40 or so, or even worse... to their children.

    I bet that women are pregnant while being on anti-depressants these days. I personally see that as wrong and hazardeous to the baby's health. Parents shouldn't be drinking or smoking while pregnant... those damn chemicals they take daily will go straight to the baby... who fucken knows what that may cause.
  9. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    I wish we had drugs in our water...dammit. Instead we have something that likes to kill people's kidneys if they weren't raised on it.
  10. Face Eater

    Face Eater Banned

    I have a hard enough time with fluoride. It makes me wan't to puke. I would rather drink out of a mountain stream knowing a sheep had died in it rather than tap water. Well maybe not, but i still find it incredibly undemocratic all the stuff they put in the "free" water.
  11. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    I think that the fluoride is kinda cool.

    I've been drinking tap water almost all of my life (couldn't drink it in Honduras, wasn't safe)... and I feel great, plus... I got really healthy teeth! :)
  12. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Fluoride was a fine addition to tap water; it’s the reduced, yet still somewhat potent effects of viagra that could become cause for public alarm & embarrassment [​IMG]


  13. I'm a troll

    I'm a troll Banned

    actually, i like that i have that excuse....
  14. Face Eater

    Face Eater Banned

    Yep, it helps the teeth. And mine slightly off white, but don't seem to get any worse. They're certainly healthy. I just can't have it because it makes me nauseous and allergic to everything. I personally think its bad, and unnecessary.
  15. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member


  16. Death

    Death Grim Reaper

    Dayton always wins awards on how clean our tapwater is.

    but the regulations are not even there to take out the drugs.
  17. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Dayton had to incorporate an advanced filtration system for those alien pilots being held captive at Hanger-18 [​IMG]

  18. Therese Aline

    Therese Aline Slave to the man

    They're putting shit in our milk too. Read what's at that link. And you know what else pisses me off? The organic milk costs almost as much for a carton as the regular milk does for the gallon. Who can afford to put better things in their bodies? I sure as hell can't. So I guess when I die the cause of death will be because I was poor.
  19. Death

    Death Grim Reaper

    dayton has clean drining water because it is coming from an underground resevoir and good filtration. i like dayton water. the problem with dayton water is that most of the homes pipes are 50 years old
  20. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    i'm living in a college town...NO WONDER the tap water here is so addictive....

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