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Drugs in Drinking Water

Did you know that there are drugs in drinking water? It sounds almost unbelievable, but sadly, it’s true. An investigation by the Associated Press a few years ago found pharmaceutical drugs in the water supply of several metropolitan cities. Since then, it has raised many concerns.

Drugs in Drinking Water
How Did They Get There?
Whenever drugs pass through our bodies, they go into the sewer lines. Personal care products and drugs we apply externally are washed down the drain when we shower. Some people also flush expired or unused drugs down the toilet. That’s definitely not a good thing. The AP investigation also showed that the drugs stayed in the water even after going through the water treatment (or cleaning) process.

Effects of Drugs in Drinking Water
Yes, they are only low levels of drugs, but you are still getting dosed with anti-depressants, psychotropic, and other pharmaceuticals. Scientists are particularly concerned of the fish living in this water. It was found that fish are changing sexes from birth control and other medications. There is no scientific evidence on how drugs in drinking water will affect humans in the long run. Research is being conducted to further understand its health effects. Some studies on animals have found that behaviors are altered even with minimal consumption of drugs. Michael Thomas of Idaho State University in Pocatello found an association between low levels of antidepressants and other psychoactive drugs in water and autism. The concern then turns to the unborn child receiving these drugs from an unsuspecting mother-to-be.

Fish in water
How Can You Help?
Take drugs you don’t use back. There have been national events held by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, trying to get people to take back their unused drugs. More of these types of events are expected in the near future. Although the FDA advises to flush harsh narcotic pain medications in fear of accidental overdose, the very least you can do is NOT flush unused medications down the drain.

If you throw away drugs into the trash, crush them up. You should also add cat litter or coffee grounds so an animal or child will not get it them. They will most likely end up being incinerated which is much better than dumping them down the drain.

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Dogs Need Good Water Too

Water is not just important of us but also for our dogs. Drinking enough water is important for healthy living. Animals can lose all of their fat and still survive. However, if they lose 10% of body water, they can face serious illness. The quality of water is also something to take into account.

dog drinking water

Facts about Water:

Pharmaceuticals like sex hormones, antibiotics, and anti-depressants are often found in drinking water.

Chlorine is toxin used to kill dangerous bacteria.

Fluoride has been linked to cancer in pets.

Dogs can develop giardia from drinking lake, pond, or stream water.

Unfiltered water can contain parasites, bacteria, and other harmful viruses.

Farming chemicals and lawn contaminants have been reported to cause cancer in dogs.

Often found in plastic dog food containers and water bowls BPA can leak out and seep into your dog’s food and water. BPA increases estrogen, decreases testosterone, and harmful to kids. It is also linked to some cancers and Type 2 diabetes.

Knowing this, how do you know what water to give your dog?

Best Water Practices for Your Dog:

wilderness dog

Reusing water bottles for your dog’s water is a big No-No. Most water bottles were only meant to be used once.

For reusable plastic water bottles, look for plastic with #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene), #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene) or #5 PP (polypropylene). These types of bottles do not normally leak out dangerous chemicals. Although, the best option is to use stainless steel.

Even though you can find distilled water in your grocery store, it lacks the beneficial minerals and important nutrients your dog needs.

Invest in a water filter that filters out chlorine and fluoride.

Water fountains are a great way to encourage your dog to drink more fresh, filtered water.

Wash your dog’s bowl at least once a day with hot water and vinegar.

Keep your dog from drinking out of puddles, rivers, and streams.

Use organic fertilizers and keep your dog away from dangerous lawn chemicals.

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Purchase in a filtered bath or showered for bathing your dog.

Merchants are nice in putting a public dog water bowl outside their establishment, but this can do more bad than good.

Use only green shampoos, cleaning products, and other household products.
Drinking out of a garden hose has the dual negative effect- leaching plastic and consuming chlorine and fluoride.

The Best Water Choice:
It really comes down to investing in a Whole House Water Filtration System. It is beneficial for everyone, and you will not have to doubt if the water is safe to drink.

If money is tight, there are other types of filtered products that are less expensive and better than the standard filtered pitcher found at your local store.

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U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 EPA Issues

Water quality, air quality, and natural resources suffer a disproportionate amount of environmental degradation compared to each nation’s overall environment in the border region. The 14 metropolitan areas along the border have abysmal air and water quality. … problems include: illegal dumping, agricultural drainage, airborne dust and pesticides exposure, inadequate water supplies, insufficient or nonexistent waste facilities and degradation of natural resources and ecosystems.

Environmental Health Problems

As a result of regional environmental degradation, many border residents suffer from environmental health problems, including waterborne and respiratory diseases . These health problems can be related to air pollution, inadequate water and sewage treatment, or improper management of pesticides, and hazardous and solid wastes. The elderly and children are especially at risk. Rural communities are sometimes at a greater risk, as they are more likely to have inadequate water supply and treatment systems…

San Diego – Tijuana
Calexico – Mexicali
Yuma – San Luis

http://www.epa.gov/Border2012/issues.html

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Town Creek Water System contaminated with E Coli

TOWN CREEK, AL (WAFF) –
A drinking water warning has been issued for Town Creek since the Town Creek Water System was contaminated with E Coli bacteria.

The bacteria was found in the water supply on December 21st. Three repeat samples were taken on December 22nd and one tested positive. Four repeat samples were taken on December 27th and all of those results came back negative.

Officials say they believe human error during sample collection as well as heavy rain were to blame for the positive test results.

Bacterial contamination can occur when increased run-off enters the drinking water source (for example, following heavy rains). It can also happen due to a break in the distribution system (pipes) or a failure in the water treatment process.

The presence of E Coli indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in the wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

Those symptoms are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

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San Diego’s boil water order to stick until Saturday Other districts press residents for ‘extraordinary conservation’

The boil water order for scattered neighborhoods across San Diego likely will remain in effect at least until Saturday, the city’s water department said Friday morning.

The impacted neighborhoods are: Scripps-Miramar, Tierrasanta, San Carlos, Bernardo Heights, Scripps Ranch, La Jolla-Soledad, Otay Mesa and the College-College Grove area.

“Right now, the boil water is still in effect, and will continue to be until all samples are tested and come back negative,” said Arian Collins, a spokesman for the agency.

On Thursday afternoon, San Diego city officials said residents in eight neighborhoods should boil water they will consume for the foreseeable future, and they asked all residents to be cautious with their water use until power is fully restored.

Collins said Friday that the city is trying to update the list of affected areas

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