MEDICATIONS IN U.S. NATIONAL WATER SUPPLY
While I have been conducting research over the past year regarding a specific class of drugs and the role of the FDA and drug companies regarding these drugs, I found interesting information about marketing tools using chemicals in food, water and their affects on our bodies.
I am currently watching the movie Equilibrium, starring actor Christian Bale. The theme of this movie is a government that controls the population with medication so they don't "feel". Not taking the medication and "feeling" is subject to execution.
So, while drugs are fresh on my mind, I wanted to bring to your attention that not only over the counter medications, but dangerous life threatening and addicting prescribed medications are being dumped in our water supply.
Just about everyone I know has one time or another, thrown out old or used prescribed medications down the sink or flushed them down the toilet. You probably have too. Now we have local agencies that come to your home to pick up these drugs and "safely" discard these "hazardous materials" (contact your local agency to arrange a pick up).
Why does this matter?
Because thousands of people continue to do this and it is documented by our local and national government that these medications are plentiful in the water system at levels that are considered dangerous.
What are the dangers of this? Short and long term. Plenty.
All these drugs have major side effects to include increases in anxiety, insomnia, depression, to include hopelessness, suicidal ideations/or suicide and other complaints that will affect every organ in our bodies...long range these drugs can essentially chemically alter our DNA.
So, while we are drinking our daily 8 glasses a day (you are aren't you?) we are ingesting mood and chemical altering drugs.
What can you do?
1-Evaluate your need for medications. Research. Know what to do to balance yourself, your body and what you need to ingest to regulate as nature intended. Each body is different and responds differently, know your body. You do have choices, know what they are and make an informed decision as to what you put into it.
2-Stop throwing medications and other hazard materials in our water supply. Call your local agency that deals with hazardous material. Even throwing them in the garbage, think about rain drainage, your plants and wildlife and how they will be affected. We are in a circles of life. What affects one living thing affects another. Think. Be aware of our environment and your role in it.
3-Bottled water vs filtered water. Find out about the bottled water you drink and the varieties of filters available which best suits your needs. Think "green" as well.
In the U.S., bottled water and tap water are regulated by two different agencies; the FDA regulates bottled water and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates tap water (also referred to as municipal water or public drinking water). However, the federal government has not set safety limits for drugs in drinking water.
You can find out online if your municipal water has been tested in your community or not.
(See March 2008 U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Report:
Here are several types of water.
Water from a well tapping a confined aquifer in which the water level standards at some height above the top of the aquifer.
Water containing not less than 250 ppm total dissolved solids that originates from a geologically and physically protected underground water source. Mineral water is characterized by constant levels and relative proportions of minerals and trace elements at the source. No minerals may be added to mineral water.
Water that is produced by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or other suitable processes and that meets the definition of "purified water" in the U.S. Pharmacopeia, 23d Revision, Jan. 1, 1995. As appropriate, also may be called "demineralized water," "deionized water," "distilled water," and "reverse osmosis water."
Sparkling Bottled Water
Water that, after treatment and possible replacement of carbon dioxide, contains the same amount of carbon dioxide that it had at emergence from the source.
Water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth at an identified location. Spring water may be collected at the spring or through a bore hole tapping the underground formation feeding the spring, but there are additional requirements for use of a bore hole.
4-Be informed and involved. Be an advocate for yourself, your neighborhood, your local and national government. You have a voice, use it. You are one person who can make a difference.
"JADE" Pamela Scott, RN, CHT
JADE is a Nationally published Independent Writer, a Registered Nurse and Hypnotherapist.
Mindfulness, healthy lifestyle, medical information, hypnosis, hypnotic tranformation, medical intervention, meditation.