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Tons of released drugs taint US water

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posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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Tons of released drugs taint US water


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U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water - contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation...

..."It doesn't pass the straight-face test to say pharmaceutical manufacturers are not emitting any of the compounds they're creating," said Kyla Bennett, who spent 10 years as an EPA enforcement officer before becoming an ecologist and environmental attorney...

...Last year, the AP reported that trace amounts of a wide range of pharmaceuticals - including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones - have been found in American drinking water supplies. Including recent findings in Dallas, Cleveland and Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery counties, pharmaceuticals have been detected in the drinking water of at least 51 million Americans.



[edit on 19-4-2009 by flybynight]




posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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Well, this is a pretty damning indictment of Big Pharma and the US federal government. Nothin to see here, just 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals intentionally released into your drinking water. Let's hope that the levels of contamination aren't harmful to your population, because hope is all you have since no one knows for sure.


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posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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My word this is severely messed up. And the federal government has over looked this? It's 'legal'?
What really caught my eye was 'MOOD STABILIZERS' and 'SEX HORMONES'.
So the public are being exposed to these chemicals which suppress them and makes everyone more androgynous...
It might also be worth mentioning that a lot of these chemicals may also come from people taking things like prozac and contraceptive pills, which may pass through the body, and be put back into the drinking supply because the cleaning process doesn't pick them up.
It's why you don't drink the water in the Thames area in the UK, too much chems makes everyone docile and infertile.



posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 01:33 PM
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And the sheeple in this country pay no attention to these amazing stories. I mean my god 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals? LMAO! WOW! There's no conspiracy to see here.....move along. There is no such thing as young boys becoming more weak and frail and less like boys and young girls maturing much faster and tons of men and women with infertility problems.

Doesn't distillation remove all this crap? So if I drink distilled water I'm ok right? I can get my electrolytes and minerals from other sources so I don't need it in my water if i drink distilled water.



posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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Flag for this topic, this is important.

What is your mood like today


Do you feel relaxed?
Do you feel exited?
Do you feel tired?
Do you feel mad?
Do you feel sad?
Do you feel fake?
Do you feel like you have less pain today?
Do you feel like your losing your balance?
Do you have insomnia?

If you have tap water or a well in a crowded neighborhood and you answered any of these questions yes, and you are not on drugs, you must wonder if you to are under the influence of pharmaceutical drugs in your drinking water.

If you are drinking tap water you most likely are already under the influence of one drug, fluoride. Fluoride not a drug you might say? Look at your toothpaste tube, where it states "DRUG FACTS FLUORIDE" .

Weather the pharmaceuticals are from flushed excrement from people on the drugs or from companies getting rid of waste water from manufacturing drugs, it is worth wondering what is INFLUENCING you.



posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 02:32 PM
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The first paragraph says, "...manufacturers, including major drugmakers..." It's not just pharma, it's manufacturers in general.

Manufacturers have been releasing chemicals into the environment ever since they began making things. Some of those are chemicals also used in medicine. Many of them aren't used in medicine because they cause cancer or are otherwise toxic. Those chemicals are far more dangerous, and are released in far more massive quantities, than a few million pounds of medicines. We've got millions of *tons* of highly toxic chemicals going into our water supply and air every year. By comparison, the medicines released are an insignifican fraction of that.

It's like sitting on a toxic waste dump, and freaking out because someone threw a tire onto it. We're completely missing the point.



posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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That's horrible and something needs to be done about it oh i know how about Formatting our government?


I drink tap water daily it go's threw a reverse osmosis system into a tea bag then into me. I feel fine tho in fact i used to drink only fresh tested well water before i moved back to the city. and to be honest i feel better drinking the water here threw a RO then there if that makes any sense at all.

[edit on 19-4-2009 by Bringer]



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 12:26 AM
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I was going to post this, but you and 2 others beat me to it. This should be front page instead of that UFO stuff again...



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 12:31 AM
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oops sorry flybynight. I was not aware this has already been started. It just showed up on yahoo news and I started another thread. This should be front page. S&F for you



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 12:40 AM
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This is bad..!! DOnt the pharmacutical companys know it could have ended up in citizens rinking water? This pure carelessnes. OBAMA should know abuot this, being the green man.
This struck me as knida the fluoride thing..it was so expensive to get rid off, its released into our water supply, for further dispsosal. Myabe its the same thin, wtih pharmacuticals? I mean, it would make more sense, to have whatever excess theve created, to be incinerated!



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 01:13 AM
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That's a scary article, i can't believe some of the things that they are being allowed to release into our water supply.

They like to say it's just trace amounts, or the amounts are in such small quanity, or so diluted that we don't have to worry about it. But i bet all of the people in the higher positions at these companies make sure they drink bottled water and have the very best water filters on their sinks at home.



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 01:17 AM
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Originally posted by flybynight


Well, this is a pretty damning indictment of Big Pharma and the US federal government. Nothin to see here, just 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals intentionally released into your drinking water. Let's hope that the levels of contamination aren't harmful to your population, because hope is all you have since no one knows for sure.


hosted.ap.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



You are looking small. The big pharma, as we like to call them, are more responsible that any "terrorist" or any "jihad" for that matter. It is but a simpleton's perspective that allow us to see that honest mistakes happen.

Snarkiness off: I agree with you.

[edit on 20-4-2009 by pluckynoonez]



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 04:24 AM
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This stuff is really disturbing. Lately I have become paranoid about everything I eat and drink. One can only image what effects we will see in 20 or 30 years from all the stuff they are putting in food and water nowadays. The people working at these companies must have absolutely no morals at all, if my boss told me to go dump some toxic waste in the river behind the plant I would tell him to stick it.



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 04:38 AM
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Ya know its all part of the NWO's plan to cut down the population, to weed out the sick so only the big , fat, juicy sheeple are left. Easier to control. Scary thing.




posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 05:15 AM
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pharmaceutical companies are not dumping the drugs into the water system.

you are.

every time you go.

How do the drugs get into the water?

People take pills. 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.

Then the next town gets there water and treats it for drinking water and the drugs are still there. plus there town adds more.
www.usatoday.com...
www.ehponline.org...

Then you have those real helpful and safety minded people that dump there unused drugs down the toilet so kids will not get to them.

These drugs are being found in many towns drinking water that don't have pharmaceutical companies.

They have been found in the town i live in and the nearest pharmaceutical company is over 150 miles away down stream.



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 05:46 AM
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Oh crap. It's not bad enough that we have all the DuPont chemicals in our water here, but now I've got to deal with Astra Zenica junk as well. What a freak'n cesspool.



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 09:32 AM
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This is indeed frustrating. At age 61 I still do not take any prescription medication - not because some doctor hasn't tried to prescribe it, it is just that until I absolutely have no other more natural remedy available, I refuse to.

But now its in the water any way.

There is just no winning.



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 09:41 AM
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I have a question
here in Montreal, studies have shown insane quantities of estrogen in our waters and mood altering drugs.

How far do you think a Brita water filterer would work?



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
I have a question
here in Montreal, studies have shown insane quantities of estrogen in our waters and mood altering drugs.

How far do you think a Brita water filterer would work?


You need a reverse osmosis system. A brita filter does not filter down enough in microns to remove chemicals/drugs. A RO filter goes down to about 1 micron or less I believe which won't allow anything. If you want to take it a step farther, go through the RO filter then boil the water, that should remove everything and leave pure water. The only other comment about flouride in the water is that flouride naturally occurs.



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by chiron613
The first paragraph says, "...manufacturers, including major drugmakers..." It's not just pharma, it's manufacturers in general.

Manufacturers have been releasing chemicals into the environment ever since they began making things. Some of those are chemicals also used in medicine. Many of them aren't used in medicine because they cause cancer or are otherwise toxic. Those chemicals are far more dangerous, and are released in far more massive quantities, than a few million pounds of medicines. We've got millions of *tons* of highly toxic chemicals going into our water supply and air every year. By comparison, the medicines released are an insignifican fraction of that.

It's like sitting on a toxic waste dump, and freaking out because someone threw a tire onto it. We're completely missing the point.



Correct.

I did a thread regarding how much chemical waste gets dumped in America each year, the figures are staggering:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

It was mainly addressing Barium and Aluminium releases but the sources are still handy to see just how much is dumped.




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