Philly Finds 56 Drugs in Its Water

Full story: Newsday 7
A total of 56 pharmaceuticals or byproducts have been detected in this city's drinking water, largely in tests conducted last year, according to the Philadelphia Water Department. Full Story
Cur dog

San Diego, CA

#2 Mar 11, 2008
I'm moving to Philly so I can grow a prehensile tail or a third arm.
So I can scratch my butt and still keep my arms folded. That and a cheesesteak sandwich
2nd amendment

Coaldale, PA

#3 Mar 11, 2008
nyscof wrote:
We can't do anything about the above list that's accidentally in the drinking water,
Those drugs are not in the drinking water by accident! You would not beleive the amount of drugs that are dumped into the waste water daily at healthcare facilities.
Jeff H

Boston, MA

#4 Mar 11, 2008
2nd amendment wrote:
<quoted text>
Those drugs are not in the drinking water by accident! You would not beleive the amount of drugs that are dumped into the waste water daily at healthcare facilities.
Most of it comes through humans, as it doesn't break down. we are not talking dumped pills, this stuff is in the water from our pee.
2nd amendment

Allentown, PA

#5 Mar 12, 2008
Jeff H wrote:
<quoted text>
Most of it comes through humans, as it doesn't break down. we are not talking dumped pills, this stuff is in the water from our pee.
Many of these drugs are metabolized extensively while others are excreted mostly unchanged. What did the tests test for? The article didn't say. Also, not all drugs are excreted in urine. Some are excreted in feces.

It's a little more complex than you think. Theophylline for example, is metabolized by the liver into caffiene.

The fact is, many drugs get dumped directly into the waste water unchanged and on a daily basis.
2nd amendment

Allentown, PA

#6 Mar 12, 2008
nyscof wrote:
It's incredible that, with all these drugs already in the water supply, water engineers purposely add fluoride drugs into the water supply in a failing effort to reduce tooth decay.
Besides those side effects from fluoride that many suffer from, we wonder what the synergistic effect is between and among all these drugs and fluoride.
We can't do anything about the above list that's accidentally in the drinking water, but we can turn off the fluoride. Contact your legislators to do so in your own hometown.
And sign the petition that will one day stop fluoridation nationwide
http://www.FluorideAction.Net
We need more people to sign this petition to be taken seriously. Please get your family and friends to do the same.
It it weren't for floridated water as a youth, my teeth would not be as good as they are.
JNeezy

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Mar 12, 2008
So maybe this explains why my Philly tap water always comes out so cloudy I can't see through my glass. Disgusting, but what else do you expect from a city that can't hold crew meets on the Schuylkill after it rains because the sewers back up into the river?
Rahul

Romania

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