posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 12:02 AM
For years, studies have shown that drugs contaminate our water - our drinking water, streams, rivers, ground water - all of it. Drug manufacturers
dump their waste into rivers, and people who take meds pee out a whole lot - and it all ends up in our water.
Fish are not the only species affected - even men are being "desexed" in our contaminated world. Loam covered the problem extensively in his thread
MEN: You are being chemically castrated.
There are NO regulations in the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and France “limiting the concentrations of pharmaceuticals
released into the aquatic environment in either municipal wastewater or in effluent from manufacturing facilities.”
Big Pharma has been fighting against drug waste regulation for years - but the European Commission is finally considering regulating certain drugs.
The Commission is expected to announce its decision later this year.
My Libertarian sentiments aside, this is a HUGE problem - and we do need to keep drug manufacturers wastes out of our water. We can't stop people from
peeing, but we can
force manufacturers to filter and neutralize their waste. ...They're not self-regulating, and they won't. It cuts into their
Also of interest: The drug industry passed the oil industry a few years back as the world's largest, most profitable industry.
Consider this another Corporate Conspiracy, designed to protect profits over health (fish, animals AND peoples').
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 17/8/11 by soficrow because: (no reason given)