Monday, March 10, 2008

Our Drinking Water is Drugged!!

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, an Associated Press investigation shows

The presence of so many prescription drugs — and over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen — in so much of our drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health. In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas — from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville, Ky.

How do the drugs get into the water?

People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down the toilet. The waste water is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Then, some of the water is cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to consumers.

But most treatments do not remove all drug residue.And while researchers do not yet understand the exact risks from decades of persistent exposure to random combinations of low levels of pharmaceuticals, recent studies — which have gone virtually unnoticed by the general public — have found alarming effects on human cells and wildlife.

Well, is this anything new to me? Of course not! We are so over medicated and drug-dependent, fed down our throat my drug ad men, MD's, and Big Pharma, that we are ACTUALLY URINATING DRUGS! Our water is filled with this pharmaceutical residue!

What to do? Drink bottled water! I, of course, recommend Moutainwood Spring water, as spring water is filtered at the aquifer, then treated again before we drink it, but it still contains most of the important minerals we need.

Happy drinking!

Yours in health,
Health Angel

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