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Cancer and Psychiatric drugs found in UK tap water!

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Isn’t that scary?! A 100 page statement by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) – drinking water watchdog in the UK, revealed that despite the extensive regulations and purification treatments currently employed by water companies, these powerful medicines are finding their way into your kitchen!

Trace levels of bleomycin, a cancer chemotherapy drug, and diazepam, a sedative, have been found during tests on drinking water, the report reveals.

Though the levels are considered unharmful, doctors have expressed concern about the exposure to pregnant women and the possibilities of harming an unborn child.

The report also states that “…drinking water treatment works use a wider and technically more advanced range of processes, but again these are not specifically designed to remove pharmaceuticals and several compounds have been reported in drinking water.”

There is no conclusive evidence, or any that we know of, which would suggest drinking tap water as a direct risk to health, but hey being my readers I know you all are not drinking tap water are you? :)

Source: The Daily Telegraph (January 13th 2008)

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One Response to Cancer and Psychiatric drugs found in UK tap water!
  1. hmit
    July 18, 2010 | 7:49 pm

    allright, you guess. I dont drink tap water at all since few years. Thanks for the remainder of why we should not.

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