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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
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.'
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."
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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