18 Sep '11, 1pm

What Pharmaceuticals Are In Your Water? ~ ~ #Eco #water #health #home #green #chemicals #lifestyle #consercation

CCE cites a recent Stony Brook University study showing that some fish species in New York’s Jamaica Bay are experiencing “feminization”—the ratio of female to male winter flounder was 10 to one in the studied area—likely a result of flushed pharmaceuticals that can act as “hormone mimics” and cause such effects. New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation concurs, citing a number of other studies underscoring the impacts on aquatic life. What irks CCE about the problem is that almost all known sources of drugs in the environment first pass through wastewater treatment plants where they could be filtered out, but these facilities are not required to be equipped with pharmaceutical filter devices.

Full article: http://www.thegoodhuman.com/2011/09/18/pharmaceuticals-in...

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