This is just too much. After drinking gallons upon gallons of bottled water, only to find that some of the water was coming from other municipalities’ water supplies (not the deep pure water spring as those ads led me to believe), and after learning that the plastic bottles the water comes in is either a) killing me slowly from the leaching chemicals and/or b) contributing to the hole in the ozone layer, my family and I decided to purchase a filter that attaches to the water tap on the kitchen sink, thinking we were eliminating 99.99999% of all the bad stuff in the water, presumably that the water treatment plant could not do…. BUT NOW I find that the water we are drinking is chock full o’ drugs. DRUGS! Yes, DRUGS!!! Antibiotics, birth control pills, pain killers, anti-convulsion medications…the whole spectrum of prescription and non-prescription drugs. I am aghast, I am shocked and disgusted…. And I feel helpless.
I don’t care that the water company swears up and down that their water is safe… I don’t believe it. I worry about the long term effects of drinking this water on myself and my family. A recent probe made by the Associated Press revealed that during a five-month investigation, drugs were detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas — from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville, Ky.
Do you know how the drugs get into the water? Well, people take medications and their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down the toilet. The waste water 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.
You have to read the rest of this article and just see how horrific the situation is… You have to just see what is in the drinking water of cities across the country….