FDA – EPA Look Away As Drugs Are Dumped Into Drinking Water

Federal regulators have consistently looked away as Big Pharma and other manufacturers poured at least 271 million pounds of drugs into waterways that supply US drinking water, the AP reports. Records kept unintentionally by the FDA and EPA show that 22 compounds, some considered dangerous by scientists, have leaked into America’s water supply. But drug-makers say they’re in compliance with federal laws—and officials agree.

Critics say it amounts to a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to monitoring US drinking water. And preliminary results of new government tests show that drug manufacturers are in fact emitting unusually high amounts of medicine into waterways. “It doesn’t pass the straight-face test to say pharmaceutical manufacturers are not emitting any of the compounds they’re creating,” said a former EPA officer.

Article here.


Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: