Millions of people, (down to young children prescribed psychiatric medications) take meds, but those who don’t got the bad news this week that they too are unwillingly imbibing a weird chemical brew of multiple meds. Delving past the official denials and half-truths, an Associated Press team of reporters (in a rare and laudable example of true investigative health journalism) found that 41 million Americans drink water contaminated by antidepressants, hormones, heart medications and other prescription and over the counter meds. The substances excreted by those taking them end up in the water supply. Standard water treatment methods don’t remove them.
Scientists don’t know how small quantities of a wide variety of agents never intended to be taken together interact in our bodies, or among themselves, where unintended toxic synergies can result.
But many fear to face the truth about the presence of chemicals within each of us. Read More→