[Old News…just here for proof] U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a study and concluded that pharmaceutical drug residues persist in unfiltered tap water, birth control drugs are among those present, threatening a possible widespread infertility epidemic in the coming years. All sorts of EDCs, chemical byproducts and industrial waste products are present in American sewers. The USGS also looked at the effects of exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA), a prolific endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) that is still used in the manufacture of plastics, thermal receipt paper and food can linings. BPA was found to disrupt the normal reproductive cycles of fish. This also will affect humans. This means that people who drink the water from an average city tap are also downing trace amounts of contraceptives, antidepressants, statins, SSRIs and more.
AP (Associated Press) researchers who took water samples from 50 of the largest cities in the U.S., as well as from 52 smaller communities, found that nearly all of themcontained traces of painkillers, hormone drugs, antibiotics and more. A USGS survey conducted between 1999 and 2000 made similar findings, concluding that at least 80 percent of water samples collected from 139 American rivers and streams in 30 states were contaminated with a range of pharmaceuticals ranging from antibiotics and antidepressants to hormone replacement pills and contraceptives.
“…male reproductive organs are sensitive to estrogens, which interfere with normal function,” says Frederick vom Saal, a professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri “[E]strogens have a contraceptive effect in males,” he added. EE2 has been linked to causing testicular tumors. “EE2 can cause effects in human tissues at concentrations in blood below one part per trillion, so this is an extremely potent drug.” ……………………and even still in the UK, this is why I do not drink tap water. Good day. Links/Sources: http://www.ncregister.com http://www.naturalnews.com http://www.naturalnews.com/050383_birth_control_tap_water_pharmaceutical_contamination.html