Category Archives: health

Outsourcing Drug Wastes to Developing World?

Living near extremely contaminated streams is very common in urban India.  I have seen several in or around Hyderabad where I grew up.  It did not strike me until recently, that these streams are a by product of cheap generics we purchase here in the US.  Most of these generics come from countries like India […]

How clean is your drinking water?

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 […]