Monday, March 10, 2008

Terrible Headline

AP Probe Finds Drugs in Drinking Water

Wow, what a mess that is. Such crap, such fear mongering crap. One would almost think that this was paid for b the bottled water industry. First Sentence:

"A vast array of pharmaceuticals—including antibiotics, anti- convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones—have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows."

Very scary right? I mean, who wants to drink water with sex hormones in it? Oh, next line:

"To be sure, the concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion, far below the levels of a medical dose."

Umm, not far below, incredibly, incredibly far below. A part per trillion is almost undetectable, except by some of the most sophisticated instruments on the market…so who paid for those?

And then this:

"Also, utilities insist their water is safe."

Worded to make one think that Water Utilities have something to hide…what crap. Please, do not read the rest of the article, your water is safe, even what comes from a personal well. Some bottled water is even safe, although public water is by far the safest. I don't tell you to ignore the article so you are not informed, go ahead and read it, but the whole thing is written in a manner that tries hard to pretend that those that know the science, water treatment people, are lying to you, and those the study numbers only, with no clue what those numbers mean, are telling the truth. These are the same scientists that told us about the next Ice Age in the seventies, Gorebal warming a few years ago, and now, another ice age…they can't get anything right, except public fear.

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