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SCI/TECH: Prozac 'found in drinking water'

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posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 08:36 AM
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After the Enviromental Health Agency completed routine tests in water sources across the UK, the results shocked them. Traces of the Antidepressent Prozac, have been found.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
Traces of the antidepressant Prozac can be found in the nation's drinking water, it has been revealed.
An Environment Agency report suggests so many people are taking the drug nowadays it is building up in rivers and groundwater.

A report in Sunday's Observer says the government's environment watchdog has discussed the impact for human health.




Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Even though the traces could come from many diffrent locations, how the heck did they get into the main water sources?

The only way i can think of it is a leak in the pipelines somewhere or actual dumping of the drug?

Either way, its serious enough and the EHA are taking serious actions to find the answers and stop it asap.



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[edit on 8-8-2004 by John bull 1]




posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 08:45 AM
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Originally posted by Gryffen
Even though the traces could come from many diffrent locations, how the heck did they get into the main water sources?


Urination, plain and simple.
That's why there are hermaphrodite fish, birth control pills in the water. . .
The fact is, so many people are prescribed prozac that tiny amounts are starting to register in our waste water.

Welcome to the relatively small and self-contained ecology of our one and only planet - it's feedback time.

Soma for the masses!



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by shanti23

Originally posted by Gryffen
Even though the traces could come from many diffrent locations, how the heck did they get into the main water sources?


Urination, plain and simple.
That's why there are hermaphrodite fish, birth control pills in the water. . .
The fact is, so many people are prescribed prozac that tiny amounts are starting to register in our waste water.

Welcome to the relatively small and self-contained ecology of our one and only planet - it's feedback time.

Soma for the masses!


Yes this is absoloutley correct. This issue was actually raised a long time ago.



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 09:27 AM
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Yeah i remember it was...hence i put down 'leak from pipeline'

some of the old waterways are that old and cross connect with sewage its more than easy to cross contaminate the systems.

The thing is...the EHA does regular checks on the water and none of this level was found...so over a period of like 4mnths or that..the level of prozac grows?

gonna have to see what else they say about it!



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 10:03 AM
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I hate prozac, i was on it for four months and it drove me insane.
This isn't good news



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 11:46 AM
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Urination, plain and simple.

If it was urination then why dont we find traces of ALL sorts of drugs in our water supply.



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 11:51 AM
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how come they don't find traces of urine?

or do they?

[edit on 8-8-2004 by bunkbuster]



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by kpatrickm
If it was urination then why dont we find traces of ALL sorts of drugs in our water supply.


You only find what your looking for, if they tested for other drugs in our water supply they would find them.
Prozac is being found in minute quantities because it is a common drug that lots of people take (more than 35 million people worldwide in 1999).
What is the water treatment process and what impurities is it capable of dealing with?

We live in a world where people continue doing something until it becomes a problem instead of thinking about the potential problems in the first place.

laissez-faire, not common sense.

Look on the bright side, at least we'll be happy - whether you like it or not.



[edit on 8-8-2004 by shanti23]



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 12:12 PM
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prevents you from having premature ejaculation



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 12:16 PM
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eh...huh?


yeah..prozac makes u stop worrying and the ice cream shrivels u up!!!

*sorry mods..had to reply to that*

Where the heck did u hear that?



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by bigal66
prevents you from having premature ejaculation


Well, I imagine a fair amount of Viagra could be found in our water supply too.

We'll turn into a race of insanely happy, hermaphroditic super sex slaves!



Just wait until genetics becomes mainstream.
That's when the mutating fun really begins.

[edit on 8-8-2004 by shanti23]



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 01:56 PM
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This goes on in quite a few place's in the U.S. too. I used to live in helena montana. If you do a correct water test there which has never been done by the EPA or the DHHS or other's you will find a merger of the molcule of prozac and other compound's that's one of the reason's helena montana has the highest sucide rate in the country.

How did it get there you might ask?

Well the former governor of montana marc rosco in exchance for his future in the political relm allowed for the dumping of prozac and other product's into the state of montana drinking water in exchange for 1 his re-election and the for federal funding he could put into his pocket.

The best thing to do is study how to get your own water result's and test's needed to conduct your own research when you start testing your own water you will find some intersting thing's. In butte so far I have found e-coli, several different types of radiation, and some super heavy metal's as well as about a 30 to 40 percent bleach content.

I found some other thing's beside's that but I wont go into the detail's of it if you have to drink your local water supply you can make your own water filter. If you really know what you are doing and know how to make water from scratch you can create a hydrogen splitting prossess that recombine the molocule's after you split them. It's alot of work but at least when it's done you have clean water.


I would also recommend taking and doing the following buy some silver rod's about 5 inch's long and about about 1 C wide. then hook it up to a car battery for about 2 second's with the rod's connected to a algator clip.

Make sure the car battery isnt new and close to out of energy. If the energy is too high it will melt the rod's
.

Make sure you do this only with filtered water.

Next Take and buy 2 to 4 water pump's like you would use for your fish tank.

Depending on how much water you want to make depend's on the amount of water pump's you will need.

Fill up 2 peanut butter jar's with the water and put 1 water pump in each of them.

Put the exiting hose from jar 1 into jar 2 and put jar's 2 exiting hose in jar 1.

Then plug in both water pump's into the wall where your outlet's are.

There is a reason for this it oxide's the water.

To increase the amount of hydrogen in the water there are way's but I am not going to recommend the way's to do it because it involve's tricking hydrogen proxide.

If you really want to make a nice set up create a dripping system that drip's the filtered water into both of the jar's. And if the dripping system if fast enough then you can have the hose's going into jar 3. In jar 3 you create a electrical current to create free radical activity.

But you can clean up your own water government isnt going to do it for us that's for sure.

You can also use ozone machine's to pull water out of the air if you know what your doing


Sooner or later I will post some picture's of a system I put together when I get the time.

Dont drink the water and what ever you do, do not drink the milk.

Falcon



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 02:04 PM
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Just to re-itterate, it has nothing to do with polution of sewage. It is just the fact that they do not filter for all the chemicals known to man. That is why you find anti-depressants in the water.



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 03:26 PM
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I think its more like illegal dumping of prozac or left over waste product beening flushed out after a time. This would build up and contaminate our water either way this is not good makes you wonder what else is in our drinking water that they don't tell us about.



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by SE7EN
I think its more like illegal dumping of prozac or left over waste product beening flushed out after a time. This would build up and contaminate our water either way this is not good makes you wonder what else is in our drinking water that they don't tell us about.


No. it really has nothing to do with illegal dumping etc. The fact is that alot of prozac or equivalant anti-depresants are consumed. This passes through the body and leaves the body in the urine, Current water treatment plants (where all human urine/waste ends up, and all drinking water comes from) do not,yet, screen/filter for the chemicals in the subscribed drugs.

So the chemicals remain in the drinking water and this cycle continues.



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 04:49 PM
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All drinkin water comes from special Lochs and resevoirs kept up in the hills and remote parts of the countries.

Waste plants etc have special filtering systems which eliminate the waste but only use the water for eletricity and other stuff such as toilet water and that.

Any water that is used from waste storage etc...is kept and transported in clearly marked and identified trucks and pipelines.

i really dont believe that the goverments would dump tons of prozac into the water and think they could get away with a stunt like that.

Waste water and drinkin water are kept in sepreate locations and in seperate pipelines.



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posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 04:51 PM
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water is treated so it carn't be because of your pee the prozac is has to be either added after or dureing the cleaning process. I'm not going to dig deep on it to much time taken up if you prove me worng then cool with me.



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 06:16 PM
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Is it really Prozac in the water, or is it the metabolates?? Once a preson takes it, their body processes it, and what is peeed out is the processed results. All drugs produce their own metabolates in our systems. It is the evidence of having taken a drug, any drug.

Holly



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 07:42 PM
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this is why i only drink filtered water. there is sooo much in the drinking water that you would never want to know about. i'm grossed out just thinking about it!



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 08:00 PM
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something about this story just doesn't rest well with me..
you can tell me that this prozac is coming from urine but it doesn't explain how drinking water got contaminated with waste water and and why were they testing for prozac in the water?.... unless they suddenly found something new, couldn't figure what it was and somehow matched it prozac, but then that would suggest that this isn't a buildup of some natural process now would it?



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