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Toronto water has drug-resistant bacteria

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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 11:17 PM
reply to post by HunkaHunka

It's sad when Homer is right.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 11:20 PM
reply to post by AccessDenied

Rock & Rye is even better.

Faygo?, mosts coasts still don't know what Pop is!

Take your tap water, I will take my Faygo.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 11:38 PM
They don't even know what kind of bacteria?? Could it be the good stuff kinda like the kind you get from yogurt?

I make a point to drink the tap water.
I will build up the resistance to these bad things. Or so I think.haha.

Also, as a child, I remember being able to drink water straight from the hose. Good memories.
Water that sat in the rubber hose, all day in the sun...warm, and bacteria laden.

I am (knock on wood) fairly healthy, recover from illnesses quickly and DON'T get diarrhea from drinking the tap water, like all the other "bottle fed" water junkies. Besides, bottled water gives me heartburn.

I also drink beer.
Red wine

I guess I pretty much enjoy life. Scary thought.

When I go, my funeral will have pictures of me smiling, drinking from the hose, bottle, glass, test tube(don't ask), but they will all be pictures with smiles.

[edit on 26-10-2009 by Demoncreeper]

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 12:08 AM
reply to post by Demoncreeper

This is a great point...

The fact that we don't have any real clue as to what type of bacteria this is should play a part in our prioritization of it one would think.

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 04:20 AM
Researcher studies drug-resistant bacteria in environment

A recent investigation by the Associated Press found trace amounts of various pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, painkillers and hormones, in drinking water supplied to a number of American cities. The quantities of drugs were so miniscule, they passed through water treatment facilities. Once bacteria develop resistance to a particular drug, they pass on the resistance to their siblings, offspring and other bacteria.

Environment Canada, a team of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as public health officers in Hamilton and Toronto to develop an early warning system that would identify when environmental conditions are ripe for developing drug-resistant bacteria that could pose a threat to human health.

[edit on 27-10-2009 by AccessDenied]

posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 12:46 PM
reply to post by pavil

sorry, you misunderstand.
"is" in the context it is used, as in, the "water IS safe" to drink, when they don't know what the bacteria is, how do they know it IS safe?
they should have said, "is most likely to be", or, "is presumed to be", or, "might be" or something.

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