Recent surveys (link, link) are reporting that low levels of pharmaceutical chemicals (antibiotics, hormones, anti-depressants, etc.), active ingredients in personal care products (hand-wash soap, etc.), fire retardant chemicals (coatings on clothes, mattresses, sofas, carpets, etc.) are present in drinking water even after they have been treated. We don’t know yet as to what would happen with prolonged exposure to these chemicals. In Charleston area, it’s already been reported that excessive concentrations of some of these chemicals were found in marine mammals, such as dolphins (link). What does this mean to you?
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