When stories like the lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan make national news, people sit up and take notice.
What people don’t realize is just how contaminated our water is all the time, every day, every where.
I’m not talking about heavy metals like lead, although unless regular testing is done the nation over or you test your own water with a home kit (cheap, definitely worth it if you are curious to know what’s in your water), how do you know what’s coming out of your faucet is lead-free anyway?
In this instance, however, I’m talking about Big Pharma.
Salmon caught in the Puget Sound were recently found to be contaminated with a toxic cocktail of 81 drugs and chemicals.
Tissues of the juvenile chinook were tested and researchers were blown away by what they found.
Drugs these fish were on included:
Birth control pills (estrogen)
Cipro and other antibiotics galore…
Why? Because the process used in wastewater treatment facilities does not filter out all the drugs that are eliminated by humans into the water supply en masse on a daily basis. That water is then reused, contaminated more, taken up by crops and the animals that eat them, and it ultimately winds up on our dinner tables to be eaten and recycled once more. (Kinda reminds me of the film Soylent Green).