Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pharmaceuticals in water

Traces of pharmaceutical chemicals were found in Tucson water (carbamazepine, dehydronifedipine and sulfamethoxazole) in a survey by the Associated Press of tests done of 62 major water providers in the U.S.

The other Arizona cities surveyed, Phoenix and Mesa, had not tested their water for pharmaceuticals. [photo: Tim Collins]

AP reported that at least one pharmaceutical was found in drinking water supplies for 24 major metropolitan areas.

Seed magazine has posted an updated article on how trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the water affect our bodies.

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