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Prescription Drugs in Water

Source of Prescription Drugs: A vast array of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones have been found in the drinking water supplies. Over the counter medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen have also been detected in the water supply. These drugs are found in well and municipally-treated water sources. Even bottled water (made from tap water) can contains pharmaceuticals. The medicines get into the drinking water supply when unneeded medications are flushed down toilets. Failed septic systems allow drugs to enter the water supply.  Some pharmaceuticals remain even after filtering at water treatment plants.



Health Effects of Prescription drugs: It is unknown what the long-term effects will be from consuming water containing hormones, anti-depressants, anti-biotics and fertility drugs. For many people, no amount of prescription drugs are acceptable in their drinking water.


How to Remove Prescription Drugs: A WECO reverse osmosis filtration system will remove all types of prescription drugs along with taste and odor-causing chemicals like chlorine and hydrogen sulfide and heavy metals including lead and arsenic.



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