Pharmaceuticals in our drinking water.

Pharmaceuticals in our drinking water.

One of the more startling discoveries in recent years has been the amount of pharmaceuticals found in the U.S water supply. An Associated Press investigation reported while the concentrations of drugs like, antibiotics, anti-depressants, anticonvulsants, and sex hormones are tiny, they do present questions about the impact of long-term exposure.

Pharmaceuticals pass through urine and the waste water goes through sewage treatment then some of that water makes its way back into the system. Water treatment facilities don’t normally release the results of pharmaceutical testing unless they are pressured to do so.

There is a long list of other contaminants that could make thereer way into your tap water. So what can you do? Find out as much as you can about your local water treatment plant, have your tap water tested, and as an added precaution, always use a water filter. There is no need to be afraid of your tap water, but it is always a good idea to play it safe for the good of your health and the rest of your family.

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