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US Water Contaminated By Pharmaceutical Companies, Hospitals, Consumers
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.
Hundreds of active pharmaceutical ingredients are used in a variety of manufacturing, including drugmaking: For example, lithium is used to make ceramics and treat bipolar disorder; nitroglycerin is a heart drug and also used in explosives; copper shows up in everything from pipes to contraceptives.
The treatment of bipolar disorder using lithium
Lithium's effect on mood stabilization was first discovered by John Frederick Joseph Cade, and was published September 1949 in the Medical Journal of Australia. Cade was testing the effect of uric acid on mice. Because uric acid is insoluble, Cade chose the most soluble salt of it, lithium ureate. He discovered this compound had a calming effect on mice. After extensive testing, he discovered that while lithium had little effect on depressed patients, manic patients became much calmer after lithium use.
Originally posted by Monteriano
I bought a good water filtration system, Berkey, a few years ago. It filters out floride as well as all of the other chemicals. After a few months I notice personal changes in myself and made changes in my life. I changed from a sheeple to a rebel and I believe that the water had a great effect on my thought process. I changed nothing else in my life but my water and it changed me. I became much more open minded. Maybe it is only a coincidence but I think not. There are many filtration systems out there but this one was the most economical for my situation. I wonder if there are others out there who have had similar experiences? Peace.