They’ve found drugs in our drinking water. Like, we didn’t have enough to worry about already. What does it all mean?
No one really knows for sure. There were lots of different drugs found in US drinking water samples and it’s going to take the scientists a long time to even make a guess. But, they are worried.
One biologist in Europe has a pregnant wife and he won’t let her drink from a faucet that doesn’t have a filter. In his lab, he’s shown that some of the drugs found in US drinking water and in rivers near his home slow down the growth of human kidney cells. So, he’s worried that they could affect the development of their baby.
When scientists worry, I worry. Not only about the drugs in our drinking water, but the overuse of chlorine worries me, too.
Some researchers are looking at how chlorine affects the drugs found in US drinking water. It seems to increase the activity of some of the medications, so even at low levels, they may become more toxic.
But, all of that is theoretical, like I said, nobody really knows. I doubt that anyone ever will. There are thousands of different chemical combinations to look at. The best advice, as the European biologist knows, is to put filters on your faucets.
We do know why there are drugs in our drinking water. There are many sources of course, but one I think is very interesting and deserves mention, because we may be able to prevent some of the contamination, ourselves.
For many years, pharmaceutical companies have advised that we should flush expired or unneeded prescriptions. They do it in hospitals all the time. The problem, of course, is that the medications end up in a wastewater treatment facility and if not treated properly, they end up in a river somewhere.
Instead of flushing unwanted medications, you should take them out of the original container, put them in an empty coffee can or any empty food container with a lid. They will end up in a landfill, where they will break down over time and become harmless.
To protect families from the drugs found in US drinking water and other types of dangerous contaminants, some companies have come up with an inexpensive but very effective filtration device that contains carbon and other filtering media, along with a tiny channel that removes anything larger than a micron. That’s about the size of a speck of dust on the head of a pin.
The cost for a kitchen countertop water filter is about $125, right now. I did the math and by using that instead of buying bottled waters, we save over $100 every month. So, in just five weeks, the system pays for itself. Plus, it’s the best tasting water we’ve ever had.
The drugs in our drinking water can’t hurt us, as long as we take the right precautions. Remember to do your part to stop this type of pollution. Put it in the trash, not down the drain.
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Tyler Waterman is a health enthusiast and enjoys sharing his experience and research with others on the internet. Visit his site for additional information on this important safe and healthy water topic.