EDITORIAL IMPURITIES IN WATER CAUSE FOR CONCERN, NOT PANIC.
HOW pure is our drinking water drinking water
supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g. ? It depends on your definition of "pure."
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. an Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
Associated Press (AP)
Cooperative news agency, the oldest and largest in the U.S. and long the largest in the world. report, Americans' drinking water contains traces of a vast range of pharmaceuticals. Two of the compounds showed up in water from a San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. treatment plant.
But don't panic. You'd have to live more than 8,500 years to accumulate the equivalent of one dose of Prozac, sex hormone sex hormone
Any of various steroid hormones, such as estrogen and androgen, affecting the growth or function of the reproductive organs and the development of secondary sex characteristics. , aspirin or whatever.
Newly developed technology can measure substances in such tiny amounts as parts per trillion. That makes it harder to look at a glass of water the same way, but easier to monitor water quality.
Still, even though the drug traces are tiny, they could impact human health. Drug traces in waterways have caused abnormalities in aquatic life and earthworms.
Rather than just react with alarm at such findings, we should insist that the latest techniques be used to help resolve the problems they discover.