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Human waster (urine) causing groundwater contamination!??

We so overmedicated as a society that we're hurting ourselves and future!
A vast array of pharmaceuticals -- including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones -- have been found in the drinking water. Source: cnn.com
But most [water] treatments do not remove all drug residue. source: foxnews.com

When are we going to toughen up and get off these drugs? when fish are permanently happy and can't lay eggs?

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thundernlight

Asked by thundernlight at 3:57 PM on Nov. 22, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Never mind that....you know what happens when you use bleach, or any cleaning solution? Where did you think that ended up?
    EireLass

    Answer by EireLass at 4:18 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • It also takes our bodies WAY more time to decompose after death due to preservitives (morbid I know)
    I have two ulcers and a hernia (stomach) and dont take anything, I just avoid ibuprofin, and what not. I dont like to take pills
    My grandmother died when a super strain (immune to anitbiotics) got into her gall bladder. The bacteria is becoming more and more immune to the anitbiotics because of the over use.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • Cleaning products have gone "green", when will people do that for their own bodies and stop taking so many drugs!
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 8:33 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • Whew thank God( once again!!) we have our own well that was just dug in 2004!!
    Aprilmorgans

    Answer by Aprilmorgans at 9:02 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • lol aprilmorgans...maybe raid your neighbor's medicine cabinet to see what you're up against! ;)
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 9:11 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

  • Most of these do not come from urine - they come from people dumping old pills down the potty to get rid of them.

    If you have old pills to get rid of, here are two choices:
    Crush them up, put them in a pill bottle, add water, seal in a baggie and throw out.
    OR (even better)
    Take them to a pharmacy that collects them for proper disposal. I've heard that CostCo will take them, even if you aren't a member.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 10:25 PM on Nov. 22, 2008

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