Pharmaceutical drugs in our drinking water| March 19, 2006
Almost half of all Americans are taking some kind of prescription drug. Four out of five seniors are taking at least one medication. Drugs are also used in farm animals, for pets and on fish farms. It’s no surprise then that pharmaceuticals are turning up in our drinking water. A new report by the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy looks at how drugs and other chemicals get into the water supply and what can be done about. We interview Susan Holtz, author of the report.To find out more about Redeye, check out our website.