Could other people's pills be ending up in your tap water? Experts fear massive doses of prescription drugs return unaltered through our sewage

Every time you enjoy a cool, clear glass of tap water, you could be drinking a cocktail of other people’s second-hand medications.
That is thanks to the fact that today’s pharmaceuticals have been designed to be stable and long-lasting. 
While that makes their doses reliably consistent, it also means that a substantial amount of the prescribed drugs that people take goes through their bodies and out into waste water.
Ultimately a proportion of these drugs pours unaltered through the sewage filtering system and re-enters our domestic supply.
And the amount of medicines now being excreted... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Health, Views: 41
Source: Daily Mail
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