Chicago water: In public reports, city silent over sex hormones...

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Annual water quality reports mailed to Chicagoans this month didn't say a word about sex hormones, painkillers or anti-cholesterol drugs, even though city officials found traces of pharmaceuticals and other unregulated substances in treated Lake Michigan water during the past year.
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Go Poo Poo

Lake Zurich, IL

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Jul 13, 2009
 
Good bye King Richard.

Since: Oct 07

New York, NY

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Jul 13, 2009
 
Why would the city go out of its way to correct this when it cant even fill pot holes. This is beyond their management capability.
Angela

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Jul 13, 2009
 
This is why I only drink bottled water.
Pragmatic

Orland Park, IL

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#5
Jul 13, 2009
 
Fix the water works Daley. You already charge us an arm and a leg for watertainted with chemicals, pharmaceuticals and who knows what that you don't divulge due to propped up antiquated standards. Assuage your greed and spend the "tax" money you collect from the suburbs in water fees and make our water safe! If you get the Olympics, and more gambling, at least the citizens deserve safe water and not a laboratory experiment.
Hmmmm

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Jul 13, 2009
 
Angela wrote:
This is why I only drink bottled water.
And bottled water comes from a municipal source, i.e. Lake Michigan drug comtaminated water. The only difference is that you pay for bottled water.
Wake up people and start drinking hard liquor! Hell even milk is loaded with unhealthy hormones! Has there ever been a society in history that sabotages itself like ours?
August

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Jul 13, 2009
 
Great! They'll be charging us for those too now!

Since: Jan 08

Ingleside, IL

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Jul 13, 2009
 
Unless people are willing for their water rates to double, get used to it. It is obscenely expensive, both from an equipment and energy standpoint, to filter these trace chemical compounds out of a billion-plus gallons of water every day. They chemicals have been there for years; the city isn't going to disclose it, because more people will just demand that they do something about it.

Since: Jan 08

Ingleside, IL

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#11
Jul 13, 2009
 
And as for the people raving about bottled water, the bottled water industry actually has LESS oversight than tap water, so don't get your hopes up...
Concerned in Wrigleyville

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Jul 13, 2009
 
Yeah, but if it's slowly poisioning us then shouldn't we find a solution? Maybe there really IS something in the water.
Janet42653

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Jul 13, 2009
 
When my friend's brother passed away, she watched the hospice nurse FLUSH ALL THE MEDS down the toilet! Why are medically trained personnel doing this?
lulu

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Jul 13, 2009
 
http://www.ewg.org/health/report/bottledwater...
http://www.ewg.org/health/report/bottledwater...
Crystal Geyser: Final Grade = D
"Just 2 bottled waters Ozarka Drinking Water and Penta Ultra-Purified Water list specific water sources and treatment methods on their labels and offer a recent water quality test report on their websites."
"Major bottled water brands obscure basic data about their products. None of the top 10 U.S. domestic bottled water brands label both their specific water source and treatment method for all their products."
It's funny, I've climbed in the Northern Cali mountains, and although it's snow water, we never drink straight from streams... we always always always filter.
The problem isn't bottled vs. tap water, the problem stems from our ridiculously over-medicated country. We must fix this problem from its source.
Southsider

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Jul 13, 2009
 
MrPeabody wrote:
Unless people are willing for their water rates to double, get used to it. It is obscenely expensive, both from an equipment and energy standpoint, to filter these trace chemical compounds out of a billion-plus gallons of water every day. They chemicals have been there for years; the city isn't going to disclose it, because more people will just demand that they do something about it.
True, true...and it is not a problem unique to Chicago. ALL large water systems have the problem. They are just becoming aware of it and have no real clue as to how to deal with it on a large scale at a feasible price.

Your best be is buy and drink the steam distilled water that is sold in drug stores. Comes in gallon jugs and is not subject to the City bottled water tax.
Slobber

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Jul 13, 2009
 
Maybe all these drugs in the drinking water explains why Chicagoans continue to re-elect Daley, Stroger, and the rest of the left-wingers!!
Aretha

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Jul 13, 2009
 
Slobber wrote:
Maybe all these drugs in the drinking water explains why Chicagoans continue to re-elect Daley, Stroger, and the rest of the left-wingers!!
That's as good a reason as any.

Understand that drinking Lake Michigan water will put hair on your chest regardless of sex or age.
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#20
Jul 13, 2009
 
Well, the goal is to emasculate men and eliminate the differences between sexes, correct?

So this story means everything is just FINE!!!!

All feminists must be exhulting....

Since: Jul 09

Chicago, IL

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Jul 13, 2009
 
Angela wrote:
This is why I only drink bottled water.
That is just tap water.
Pearl

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#22
Jul 13, 2009
 
MAYBE we could bottle it; sell it C2C. Chicago's finest bottled water. It could balance the budget!
Perry Mason

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#23
Jul 13, 2009
 
Amazingly, the story says Milwaukee found nothing. I would have expected to find huge levels of Rogaine and Extenze in there. Someone should investigate the cover-up.
Fred Bastiat

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#25
Jul 13, 2009
 
Welcome to the Chicago 2016 Games!

Please take your seats International Olympic Committee and have a glass of Lake Michigan water.

Put on your speedos and take a dip in the fresh water. Why would you want to go to Rio and deal with saltwater when you can enjoy Chicago's "enhanced" aqua?
I am sleepy

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Jul 13, 2009
 
I'm sure they found that all important drug viagra!!!Thank god ... now all the world is safe

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