Pharmaceuticals

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about pharmaceuticals in water, especially municipal water.  Municipalities are currently not mandated by the EPA to test for medicines.  Little has been said about pharmaceuticals in well water, and while contamination is less likely to occur, it is still possible.

Pharmaceuticals enter the water supply when they are flushed down the toilet, and through waste water, pass into streams and ground water.  This poses many risks, including allergic reactions by susceptible persons, promotion of drug-resistant bacteria, and people inadvertently ingesting drugs never intended for them which could react with prescribed medications.

Reverse Osmosis water systems have proven to be very effective at removing pharmaceuticals and othe contaminants found in drinking water.

For more information about pharmaceuticals in water, visit the Water Quality Association website by clicking here.