drinking water and drugs

Snyder and colleagues ( Environmental Sci Technol 2008 ) have looked for and measured chemicals with biological properties in drinking water from treatment stations across the USA.
Of the 51 compounds looked for 34 were detected in at least one sample although not at significant concentrations. The herbicide atrazine and the drugs meprobamate( used in pain relief ) and phenytoin ( used for epilepsy control) were present in half of the samples.

Martin Eastwood
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