Pharmaceutical Drugs Found in U.S. Drinking Water

An Associated Press story reports that "a vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans."

The drugs get into the water as people take medications and unabsorbed amounts enter the waste water system. The water treatment protocols do not remove all of the drug residue.

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