This recent news has raised alarm bells in cities all across the USA as reported in The Olympian on March 17th:
“A five-month inquiry by the AP National Investigative Team found that many communities do not test for the presence of drugs in drinking water, and those that do often fail to tell customers that they have found trace amounts of medications, including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones. The stories also detailed the growing concerns among scientists that such pollution is adversely affecting wildlife and might be threatening human health.”
This was further highlighted on March 21st when “Gov. [Colorado] Bill Ritter declared a state of emergency in Alamosa in the wake of an outbreak of salmonella directly linked to the town’s tap water, quoting Denver’s ABC affiliate.
Then this news from the Fluoride Action Network:
*HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF FLUORIDE IN YOUR DRINKING WATER*
This quick Fluoride Action Network video shows us some of the major concerns of fluoride in drinking water. Check out the warning label on your toothpaste tube. It notes that the amount of fluoride in a single brushing (.25 mg) should not be swallowed, and if so, the label says you should contact a Poison Control Center. Interestingly, that’s the same amount that’s in an average glass of tap water.”
Even locally owned & operated Yelm Earthworm and Castings Farm raised this issue in their March Newsletter:
“An Inconvenient Truth II
In previous newsletters, we have addressed how toxic chemicals and metals ever present in our food, water, and environment are detrimental to our health, and the health of the world and all of its inhabitants. In a new and highly documented book by Mark Schapiro entitled /Exposed The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and Whats at Stake for American Power/, Mr. Schapiro points out there is much more at stake for Americans. For them, the Inconvenient Truth II is about to get much more inconvenient.
Today, the AP reports, “A White House task force that was supposed to devise a federal plan to research the issue of pharmaceuticals in drinking water has missed its deadline and failed to produce mandated reports and recommendations for coordination among numerous federal agencies.”
AND, TAKE A LOOK AT THE DRUGS FOUND IN 28 USA WATERSHEDS, FROM NEWSVINE.
SHOULDN’T WE KNOW WHAT IS IN YELM’S DRINKING WATER?
EVEN IF YOU OWN A WELL, HAVE IT TESTED ANNUALLY.
IF YOU DRINK WATER IN YELM’S RESTAURANTS, DON’T YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS IN IT?
WHAT DO YOU SAY?