Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Affected Water Supplies

Studies that came out in the last week show that many major cities throughout the U.S. are drinking contaminated drinking water. As many as 41 million Americans are drinking water containing many of the prescription drugs we take to make us healthy. At least one drug has been found in 24 major metropolitan areas with Philadelphia leading the pack at 56! Studies have also show the affects these drugs have on the animals living in these waters; many fish stop growing or become deformed.

This is a scary finding. A person doesn't know what to do anymore. There’s no word yet whether an in-home filtration system can help to filter these pharmaceuticals in the water. Scientists aren't sure of much right now. But we always have a back up right? Bottled water. Or not. In the past month, the plastic used in the bottling has shown links to cancer. In fact, all plastics have shown links to cancer, from bottled water to the Tupperware we use to store our food. The world is becoming a scary place to live; we’ve come to the point where we seem to be killing ourselves from within. We don’t need China doing it for us anymore :) I think so far, the best thing we can do is stay informed and roll with the punches. Avoid plastic whenever possible, and if you live in one of the affected metropolitan areas, keep up to date on what officials are recommending citizens do to make their water safe.