Trace amounts of pharmaceutical drugs like antibiotics and hormones have been found in drinking water in many parts of the U.S. The drugs end up in the water supply through the toilet when they pass through the patient’s body. Water treatment does not remove all traces of the drugs.
Yes, unfortunately. When people take medicine any portion of it that is undigested is excreted out of the person’s body. It then ends up in the sewage system and if it eludes elimination there (and some does) then it ends up in the drinking water. However, the amounts of medications in the drinking water is very small.
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