09 Sep '11, 12pm

Impasse Persists on Drugs in Drinking Water

Five years after the federal government convened a task force to study the risks posed by pharmaceuticals in the environment, it is no closer to understanding the problem or whether these contaminants should be regulated under the Clean Water Act. That’s the finding of a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Many studies have found traces of pharmaceuticals , including antibiotics, hormones, and antidepressants, in municipal water supplies over the past few years. Some cities have instituted take-back programs enabling residents to drop off unused medications. Still, the extent of the contamination and whether it poses a risk to human health remains unclear. “People are hungry for information,” said David C. Trimble, director of natural resources and environment at the Government Accountability Office, which produced the study at the request of two lawmaker...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/impasse-persist...

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