There Couldn't Be Drugs In Your Drinking Water Could There?

By Peter Abertoning

You live in the US. Surely if you live in the US you couldn't be drinking drugs when you drink a glass of tap water? Could you?

Perhaps we can start with a quote from the Ralph Nader Institute. "U.S. drinking water contains more than 2,100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer."

Now even if there are 2100 toxic chemicals in the water that doesn't necessarily mean that there are drugs in our water. But there is other evidence of drugs in water. Antibiotics especially.

As strange as it may seem there is evidence of drugs in drinking water from'99 from a West Virginian high school student. Her name is Ashley Mulroy and she decided to do a high school project on contaminated drinking water. She took water samples from the Ohio river and tested for 3 different antibiotics (penicillin, tetracycline and vancomycin). She did this for 10 weeks and found them in all samples.

So as she had found antibiotics in river water she tested her tap water. Same result.

Lets now take a look at a quote from the Environmental Health Perspectives website. "Roughly 100 pharmaceuticals have now been identified in rivers, lakes, and coastal waters throughout Europe and the United States."

Why not have a look now at a quote from the website of MSNBC. "Traces of 56 human and veterinary pharmaceuticals or their byproducts " like the active ingredients in medicines for pain, infection, high cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy, mental illness and heart problems " have been detected in Philadelphias drinking water."

USA today has said: "A vast array of pharmaceuticals " including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones " have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows."

There are municipal standards that require testing for germs and removal of germs from our municipal drinking water before it is allowed for public use, so it's safe. But there is no requirement that water for public use be free from drugs.

Clearly there are drugs found in drinking water in the US, the question is how much, and what risks does this pose to your health if you drink unfiltered water?

Who knows?

There is no clear evidence either way, however it seems clear that the presence of drugs in drinking water in the US makes us all a part of a huge experiment on the effects of drinking small quantities of pharmaceuticals over an extended period of time.

You need to protect yourself and your family. Drink pure water to protect yourselves from drinking water contaminated with pharmaceuticals.

Now contrary to what you believe bottled water isn't pure, much of it is as bad as or worse than tap water. Some is tap water.

But if there are those 2100 toxic chemicals (according to the Ralph Nader Institute) in the water you drink (and shower in and cook in), there are ways to purify your water.

But only the worlds very best water filters are good enough to remove such hazards as drugs in drinking water, or hormones, or lead, or pesticides, or herbicides or, well I think you get the picture. So get yourself the best water filter that modern technology can produce and be safe from those drugs found in drinking water that you may be using now.

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