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AP Probe Finds Drugs In Drinking Water

March 4, 2008

AP IMPACT: Pharmaceuticals Found in Drinking Water, Affecting Wildlife and Maybe Humans

By JEFF DONN, MARTHA MENDOZA and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press Writers
The Associated Press

A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.

To be sure, the concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion, far below the levels of a medical dose. Also, utilities insist their water is safe.

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