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Prozac and painkillers found in tap water
Drinking water contains traces of nine drugs, new study finds
CanWest News Service
Saturday, November 13, 2004
The federal government's first study of pharmaceuticals in drinking water will confirm traces of common painkillers, anti-cholesterol drugs and the antidepressant Prozac are ending up in the treated water that Canadians drink, CanWest News Service has learned
A study by researchers from the National Water Research Institute for Health and Environment Canada, designed to gauge how efficiently plants removed traces of drugs from drinking water, found nine different drugs in water samples taken near 20 drinking water treatment plants across southern Ontario.
The drugs were mainly from Link
Originally posted by Sauron
What I don’t understand is how thes drugs end up in the water? Are pharmaceutical companies just dumping these drugs in the water or is that so many people are on these drugs and are peeing in the water
Originally posted by RedBalloon
Were these "traces" of drugs or actual chemically active forms of these medications?
Originally posted by krt1967
Jeez. People in the USA can't get these drugs from the local doctor. Canada has it in the water? WOW. Please somebody tell me why there was a post about the US invading and taking over Canada because of the water???