You're welcome, Old Hat. I found it an important, (yet frightening), thoroughly-reported article. It really is scary that the EPA requires no testing of pharmaceutical drugs in the water before it's released to the public. The long-term effects of people being exposed to these toxins (no matter how low of a dose) in our water are what really worry me. Our regulatory agencies began failing us a long, long time ago, IMO.
After reading this article last night, I saw a 4-second news bite on a morning tv "news" show, and I just had to sigh, knowing that the majority of people in the U.S. who only get their news from tv will only hear that small little bite, which basically just said: "A study showed that there are miniscule amounts of pharmaceutical drugs in our drinking water. Water utilities insist that the water is safe to drink." I always feel like broadcast journalism leaves me with more questions than answers, and that definitely would have been the case today if I hadn't read the complete article beforehand!
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