|Asunto:||[LEA-Venezuela] Contaminación de las aguas con medica mentos !!!|
|Fecha:||Lunes, 10 de Marzo, 2008 05:04:50 (-0700)|
|Autor:||Euro Murzi <murzie @...ve>
(March 9) - A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics,
anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found
in the drinking water.
--Officials in Philadelphia said testing there discovered 56
pharmaceuticals or byproducts in treated drinking water, including
medicines for pain, infection, high cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy,
mental illness and heart problems. Sixty-three pharmaceuticals or
byproducts were found in the city's watersheds.
--Anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety medications
How do the drugs get into the water?
People take pills. Their
bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through
and is flushed down the toilet. The wastewater is treated before it is
discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Then, some of the water is
cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to
consumers. But most treatments do not remove all drug residue.