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Posted: 4/20/2016 2:45:42 PM EDT
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/drugs-we-pee-out-are-returning-to-us-in-our-salad-bowls-to-get-re-peed/

Prescription meds get trapped in disturbing pee-to-food-to-pee loop
New irrigation methods mean veggies and fruits serve up used pharmaceuticals.

In a randomized, single-blind pilot study, researchers found that anticonvulsive epilepsy drug carbamazepine, which is released in urine, can accumulate in crops irrigated with recycled water—treated sewage—and end up in the urine of produce-eaters not on the drugs. The study, published Tuesday in Environmental Science & Technology, is the first to validate the long-held suspicion that pharmaceuticals may get trapped in infinite pee-to-food-to-pee loops, exposing consumers to drug doses with unknown health effects.
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Link Posted: 4/20/2016 2:48:00 PM EDT
.....and as human beings,you and I need fresh,pure water to replenish our precious bodily fluids.........


I've read stuff like that before-glad I have a well and collect rainwater.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:56:54 PM EDT
Just another reason that I don't regret the money I spent on a new well pump last summer.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:59:55 PM EDT
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.....and as human beings,you and I need fresh,pure water to replenish our precious bodily fluids.........


I've read stuff like that before-glad I have a well and collect rainwater.
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Collect all the water you want.   It isn't going to solve even the snippet quoted in the original post, unless you're using your rainwater to irrigate your own crops.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 7:02:45 PM EDT
Seizures acting up? Better drink my piss.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 7:03:27 PM EDT
Hmmm..... Free drugs on my money, and now veggies too?

Kids in 10 more generations will really love their veggies.


Veeegggggggeeeeeetttttttttttttablllllllles.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 7:06:15 PM EDT
That piss ain't gonna drink itself.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 7:11:28 PM EDT
This mean Lance can get all his trophies back ?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 7:45:01 PM EDT
There are ways to safely treat water that could have pharmaceuticals, it's not cheap. But, I can't think of any city in the US using reclaimed water for crops, they only use it for golf courses and such. However, all sewage treatment plants discharge to a river or creek so that water could more easily get into crops if they're pumping water from those sources.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 6:36:27 PM EDT
I have a reverse osmosis system with carbon filters.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 6:43:13 PM EDT
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Collect all the water you want.   It isn't going to solve even the snippet quoted in the original post, unless you're using your rainwater to irrigate your own crops.
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.....and as human beings,you and I need fresh,pure water to replenish our precious bodily fluids.........


I've read stuff like that before-glad I have a well and collect rainwater.



Collect all the water you want.   It isn't going to solve even the snippet quoted in the original post, unless you're using your rainwater to irrigate your own crops.


Reading skills? Not around here.


Link Posted: 4/21/2016 6:44:41 PM EDT
Purity of Essence...

Link Posted: 4/21/2016 6:47:27 PM EDT
Well, I don't think they wanted me to talk really. I don't think they wanted me to say anything.
It was just their way of having a bit of fun, the swines.

Strange thing is they make such bloody good cameras.
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