You may be taking more medicine than you think.
A recent Associated Press study indicates that prescription and over-the-counter drugs, both human and animal, have been found in the water supply.
In. the. tap. water.
These drugs include: Heart medication. Estrogen. Antibiotics. Anti-convulsants. Mood stabilizers. Ibuprofen. And more.
Apparently these drugs get into the drinking water through sewage systems that do not entirely filter them out before the water is re-delivered to the populace.
I find this truly alarming.
I find it disturbing that this has been known for at least 8 years.
Until something is done about it – there are no standards and no measurements to the standards and of course the utility companies are saying that the water is safe there are only miniscule amounts [um, miniscule amounts can add up over time, right?] – I will be filtering my water at home.