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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 05:06 PM

2. How'd it get there is my first question...

explained here...


The drugs are not completely broken down by people's bodies after ingestion, are excreted and then are not fully removed by wastewater treatment processes. The flushing of old pharmaceuticals down the toilet contributes to the problem.

Interesting that this was noticed while studying hormonal effects of birth control meds in the water. Even more interesting might be what's there in another hundred years.

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