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September 05, 2008 – Comments (5)

I know you folks are all excited about banks and money and stuff. But do any of you live in New Jersey

Since 1998, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been developing analytical capabilities to measure pharmaceuticals and other organic wastewater contaminants (OWCs) in the environment. Currently, the USGS can analyze more than 140 OWCs using a variety of LC/MS and GC/MS techniques. To date, over 500 samples from across the United States, representing a wide range of climatic and hydrologic conditions, have been analyzed for OWCs. Some of the most frequently detected compounds include cholesterol (plant and animal steroid), DEET (insect repellent), caffeine (stimulant), triclosan (antimicrobial disinfectant), and tri(2-chloroethyl)phosphate (fire retardant). Prescription pharmaceuticals and antibiotics also have been commonly detected at ng/L concentrations. There is now substantial evidence that some of these compounds affect the health of wildlife, influencing hormonal and reproductive functions.

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#1) On September 06, 2008 at 12:21 AM, LordZ wrote:

Old news, be glad that you don't live in san fransisco...

Water has super high concentration of female hormones.

Another reason to never drink water.

 

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#2) On September 06, 2008 at 12:45 AM, awallejr (82.68) wrote:

Move.

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#3) On September 06, 2008 at 4:35 AM, dinodelaurentis (67.72) wrote:

"Better Living Thru Chemistry."

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#4) On September 08, 2008 at 3:21 AM, camistocks (< 20) wrote:

There was a research done in the UK about the amount of cocaine in the waste water. As the Telegraph reported:

The Thames is awash with cocaine as Londoners snort more than 150,000 lines of the class A drug every day.

The figure is 15 times higher than official Home Office statistics and equates to four out of every 100 people regularly taking cocaine, or up to 250,000 of the capital's six million residents.

entire article 

LordZ,

first, you should not drink waste water anyway.

second, if you drink water instead of just alcohol you will know how to spell San Francisco. It will also help you reduce your general hatred against everybody you don't agree with.

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#5) On September 12, 2008 at 9:00 PM, APJ4RealHoldings (31.12) wrote:

Funny how some of you get distracted from the main takeaway.  All these chemicals are becoming a part of the natural habitat outside of our own lives, but within our cities, our counties, our country.

Things that can make our country beautiful, such as bodies of water (lakes, streams, rivers), trees, birds, animals, etc are being corroded & pumped full of hostile/foreign/unnatural compounds that finds themselves within each and every one of us even if you dont live in New Jersey, or dont live in a major city, and especially even if you dont drink water...because whatever you eat will somehow be affected that very water you do not drink. 

With the introduction of so many foreign/unnatural substances to areas where nature did not intend, is it so surprising that new diseases and cancer rates are moving higher through humanity?

This is affecting you, so what are you doing about it.  It's affecting your family, what have they done about it? It's affecting your coworkers, anything done?  How about the city you live in?  Everyone ignoring the increasing amount carcinogens infesting their way into their lives, families, babies?

Be more protective your property and your life. 

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