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How Pure Is Our Water?

How pure is our water?

In particular, how many drugs are we taking into our body when we drink municipal water?

According to recent research environmental pollution by pharmaceuticals is increasingly recognized as a major threat to aquatic ecosystems worldwide. A variety of pharmaceuticals enter waterways by way of treated wastewater effluents and remain biochemically active in aquatic systems.

A recent study [1] looked at the altered behaviour of perch when exposed to oxazepan, a tranquilizing drug used to treat anxiety and insomnia and alcohol withdrawal, at levels often found in surface water. They noted significant changes in behaviours and feeding patterns.  If drugs in surface water are affecting animal and wildlife, they will be affecting humans too.

How does this happen?

Of those using drugs and prescribed medication it is estimated that often only 20% of the pharmaceutical is absorbed by the body, the rest is not broken down and passes into the water system as waste.  The waste water containing the pharmaceutical gets

Practical Tips For Looking After Your Main Asset – You!

Practical Tips For Looking After Your Main Asset – You!

Whatever we are doing in our lives our biggest asset is always going to be ourselves.  Our busy lives take up a huge amount of energy Practical tips for looking after your main asset - Youand effort, alongside the need to keep focussed on the really important issues.  We know we need to be aiming to be operating at peak efficiency yet it can be hard to see what to do to get the best for and out of ourselves, our time and our energy when there are so many demands on us.   So here are a few tips to help you check if you have the basics in place: