Water Becoming Toxic?

How safe is your drinking water? According to an Associated Press investigation, pharmacutical and manufacturing companies have released as much as 271 million pounds of various chemicals legally into waterways that provide drinking water to millions. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090419/ap_on_re_us/pharmawater_factories
Some of the chemicals and drugs found include lithium,nitroglycerin,copper, phenol, hydrogen peroxide, nicotine, tetracycline,and etc. Although many cities do not test the water for pharmacuticals and various chemicals, the drinking water of Cleveland was found to have pharmacuticals and chemicals.
One question asked is "Could the consumption of of the combination of the chemicals and pharmacuticals, although in minute amounts, cause harm to humans through decades of drinking the water?

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before I drink it

Which BTW is the equivalent of getting taxed at the expense of corporations being too greedy to keep their crape out of our water.

What about those who can’t afford the tax on clean water after paying for the water in the first place?

I think it's time to ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

(DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.

http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Very funny, but you missed April 1st by a few weeks.

What we need to do is starve gov't, cut taxes, and deregulate--let the corporations "self-regulate" themselves. This also works with toys from China. (sorry, still on the April 1 kick)

Pink Slip

This is not meant to be an April Fools day joke. An similar article can be found at
http://health.yahoo.com/news/ap/pharmawater_factories.html

Furthermore an article similar to the one above was run by Channel 13, on March 8, 2008. and can be found at this website.
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/national_world&id=6009953

Mary Brandeberry

Jewel--the April Fools remarks were directed toward Z's humor attempt, not the original article.

Pink Slip

Aw...you had to clarify...

Deaths caused by dihydrogen monoxide Inhalation are no joke to the survivors pinko...why dont you care?

Death rates due to dihydrogen monoxide Inhalation:

http://www.aquaticsintl.com/2005/oct/pdf/0510minority.pdf

Children and Minorities most effected ...

How many people could we save if we would simply ban this dangerous chemical?

Isnt one life worth it?

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

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