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Has there been any research into the possibility of prescription drugs entering the water supply?
Several years ago I read that there was a possibility, due to drugs passing through the body or surplus/unused drugs being flushed down the toilet.
I've never seen any published findings.
asked in Environment, water, prescription drugs



seacommander answers:

This report indicates the presence of several drugs being detected in water supples.

'Such drugs as antibiotics, anti-depressants, birth control pills, seizure medication, cancer treatments, pain killers, tranquilizers and cholesterol-lowering compounds have been detected in varied water sources.'

http://ag.arizona.edu/AZWATER/awr/july00/feature1.htm

Another article reports similar findings

"Female hormones, all kinds of antibiotics, cholesterol regulators," he said. "It is a new problem because we now have the analytic instruments to detect it."

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-6090708-7.html

These are just two of many other similar articles on the internet. I'll keep looking for original research papers since that is what I think you may be really asking for.


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