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…

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drug contamination of drinking water

There is a thought provoking review in BMJ vol 337, 12th July p 80-81 which discusses the pollution of our UK drinking water with drugs which have been excreted in the urine and eventually pass into the domestic water system.Stringent precautions are taken to remove pesticides and other major pollutants but drugs because of their…

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