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FriendsofWater.com Responds to the National Acadamy of Sciences Report that Millions of Americans Get Sick Yearly from Contaminated Water
Date:2/23/2010

Several recent national studies, including a National Acadamy of Sciences study, show that the drinking water of millions of Americans contains contaminants including drugs like sedatives, hormones and antibiotics. Friendsofwater.com explains the implicactions and how households can assure healthy water for their families.

(PRWEB) February 9, 2010 -- Drugs, pharmaceuticals and other contaminants are in the drinking water of millions of Americans. A National Academy of Sciences study notes millions of Americans get sick every year from contaminants. The combined results of several recent studies documents the scope of the challenge. Many chemical and organic contaminants in the water are not tracked or regulated. Legal and illlegal drugs, and other contaminants like fuel additives, are in the water supply. Their levels, and the ways in which they combine, vary by time and location. It is virtually impossible to research all the variations. Drugs are designed to alter human physiology. People should take the steps needed to minimize their exposure to unknown combinations of pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs. Friendsofwater.com provides extensive information on how families can filter the full range of these contaminants.

An Associated Press study identified the presence of antibiotics, sedatives, sex hormones and dozens of other drugs in their supplies. The EPA is just now beginning to study an additional 200 contaminants.

"There are tens of thousands of chemicals that can contaminate our waters and that haven’t been assessed for their risks." reports Peter Gleick, President of the Pacific Institute. Households should take steps now to protect their own health by filtering their home water. The Environmental Working Group created an online database of water quality test results from 45 states. Their analysis shows that water agencies across the country have detected a
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