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Old 08-08-2004, 03:06 PM   #1
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wondered why I was feeling less stressed

Sky News

DRUG PROZAC IS ON TAP

Traces of the anti-depressant Prozac have been found in the water supply.

An alarming report from the Environment Agency warned that the drug is massing in rivers and groundwater used for drinking supplies.


Scientists have said that Prozac finds its way into the water table from treated sewage and may affect human fertility.

The exact amount of the substance in the supply is unknown but the agency's report said it could potentially be toxic in the water table.

But a spokesman for the Drinking Water Inspectorate said the traces were unlikely to be a danger to health.

He said: "It is extremely unlikely that there is a risk, as such drugs are excreted in very low concentrations.

"Advanced treatment processes installed for pesticide removal are effective in removing drug residues."

The reassurance, though, was brushed aside by the Liberal Democrats.

Environment spokesman Norman Baker said it looked "like a case of hidden mass medication upon the unsuspecting public".

The Agency has held a series of meetings with the pharmaceutical industry to ascertain any risks from Prozac on both nature and human health.


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If the Prozac is enough to have any effect, how come I'm still having to take antidepressants?
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That explains a lot.
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Oh, duh, I think I know why I'm still having to take antidepressants. I live in the States.
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I remember reading a similar article about estrogen (or "oestrogen" for your crazy Brits) in Britain's water supply a couple of years ago. Talk about "girlie men."
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I remember reading a similar article about estrogen (or "oestrogen" for your crazy Brits) in Britain's water supply a couple of years ago. Talk about "girlie men."
Good grief, what is this about drugs in the British water supply? It's kind of spooky.
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its better than giardia and cryptosporidium
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Must be a terrorist plot so we don't get the jitters every time the color level changes....
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Must be a terrorist plot so we don't get the jitters every time the color level changes....
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Good grief, what is this about drugs in the British water supply? It's kind of spooky.
Makes you wonder what else is in there!
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