Pharmaceuticals in Our Water Supply?
At least 41 million of us are drinking water that contains traces of pharmaceuticals. Virtually no water suppliers will claim that they entirely filter out pharmaceuticals because the treatment systems are not designed to do so. Prescriptions have risen to 3.8 billion a year, which all eventually gets flushed into the water supply. It's low - one part per billion - but aquatic organisms have been bathed in these compounds, which have led to their feminization. It is unclear what the long term effects may be on humans.