Kangen Water UK – Drugs Contamination In Tap Water
We have a tendency to take our drinking tap water for granted and assume that water contamination will be taken care of by our local authorities. We need to change the way we think in this regard because budgets for water treatment are drying up and the use of recycled water is now becoming more common. At Your Healthy Kangen Water UK we no longer just think of water as a gift from Mother Nature that will always be there when we need it, but rather as an industry and commodity which needs investment!
Here is how the contamination in tap water begins.
The drugs and personal care products we use in our daily lives are excreted from our bodies or we wash them off during our daily cleaning rituals. We often dump them down the sink . We’re not counting the drugs in our drinking water here, that people intentionally flush down their toilets or put down their sinks when they dispose of them.
So, all of this, yes, all of this ends up as sewage which flows into sewer systems and septic tanks.
But where does it go from there?
Although the waste goes through treatment plants, the current local water processing systems that are used in just about every town and city in the United Kingdom, are not set up to deal with the volume and types of environmental waste that we create, inadvertently, every day.
Many more scientists are now seeing water management as a critical issue, and are beginning to monitor the impact that Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in our tap water have on our health. PPCPs detected in drinking water are on the rise.
Germany is leading the way with regard to PPCPs in water waste monitoring. The studies they have conducted during the last 10yrs has confirmed the presence of PPCP waste in their treated and untreated sewage. It has also been found in surface water, aquifer groundwater and tap water in general. According to a March 2000 report at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco, water samples taken from forty rivers and streams in Germany turned up the chemical residues of over thirty one different types of PPCPs.
According to the Associated Press, there are on average 41 million Americans who are drinking antibiotics, anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones from their tap water. In addition to the drugs found in the drinking water previously stated above, the list also includes beta-blockers, hypnotics, antineoplastics, bronchodilators, antibiotics, antiseptics, cleaning solvents, sunscreen ingredients, caffeine, blood lipid regulators, hospital X-ray contrast agents and fragrances.
This is NOT ONLY happening in America!
Researchers are concerned by the chemicals which are leaking from septic tanks, and are escaping entirely intact, almost, from sewage treatment plants and are making their way into our homes. We also need to think about the increasingly high amount of chemical wastes that leak into streams from farms. The EPA says, “With advances in technology that improved the ability to detect and quantify these chemicals, we can now begin to identify what effects, if any, these chemicals have on human and environmental health.”
There have, so far, been no conclusions about the actual effects PPCPs have on either the environment or your health.
The long-term affect on us humans from what are commonly known as sub-therapeutic doses of numerous drugs, as well as other substances not meant to be ingested, remains to be seen. This becomes a very major issue in areas where water is in short supply, because there will be more ‘reuse’ of treated sewage water intended to meet drinking water needs. This increases the more than likelihood of exposure to PPCPs which will end up in tap water, and therefore in the bodies of those who are exposed to this type of water.
More research is required to ensure safe water supplies in the future.
So until then, we are basically on our own to protect ourselves in the best way we know how.
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