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PHARMAWATER
(2008-03-10)
(wgvu) - AN ASSOCIATED PRESS INVESTIGATION SHOWS A VAST
ARRAY OF PHARMACEUTICALS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE DRINKING WATER
SUPPLIES OF AT LEAST 41 MILLION AMERICANS, INCLUDING THOSE IN THE
DETROIT AREA.
TO BE SURE, THE CONCENTRATIONS OF THESE PHARMACEUTICALS ARE TINY
-- FAR BELOW THE LEVELS OF A MEDICAL DOSE. AND UTILITIES INSIST
THEIR WATER IS SAFE.
BUT THE PRESENCE OF SO MANY DRUGS IS HEIGHTENING WORRIES AMONG
SCIENTISTS OF LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES TO HUMAN HEALTH.
DURING A FIVE-MONTH INQUIRY, THE AP DISCOVERED THAT DRUGS HAVE
BEEN DETECTED IN THE DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES OF 24 MAJOR
METROPOLITAN AREAS. DETROIT REPORTS UNSPECIFIED DRUGS WERE FOUND.
THE AP FOUND WATER PROVIDERS RARELY DISCLOSE RESULTS OF
PHARMACEUTICAL SCREENINGS, UNLESS PRESSED.
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