[Pharmwaste] FW: Chemicals in water altering genders of fish (*LakePepin, Peedee and Potomac Rivers)

Howard Anderson ndboph at btinet.net
Wed Feb 3 17:55:17 EST 2010

Dear Pharmwaste List:


Remember that over  99% of these drugs come from excretions by those of us
who take the drugs and excrete metabolites, or in many cases largely
unchanged drug. We should concentrate our efforts on teaching our sewage
systems to render the chemicals benign. Sometimes we spend a lot of time and
money trying to solve 1 percent of the problem, when we should be better
served solving the 99 percent. Then the extra 1 percent would come along, as
a matter of course.






Howard C. Anderson, Jr.,R.Ph.

Executive Director

North Dakota Board of Pharmacy

1906 E. Broadway Ave.

P.O. Box 1354

Bismarck, ND  58502-1354

Phone (701) 328-9535

Fax (701) 328-9536

Web site www.nodakpharmacy.com


From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us
[mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Sue Dayton
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 1:22 PM
To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: [Pharmwaste] FW: Chemicals in water altering genders of fish
(*LakePepin, Peedee and Potomac Rivers)


The "generating source" for these hormone-disrupting chemicals found in
rivers and streams is PEOPLE as part of the never-ending waste stream from
homes, businesses, restaurants, hospitals, research labs, veterinary
clinics, funeral homes, nursing homes, and industry which takes a brief stop
at the local wastewater treatment plant before these unregulated and
untested and unremoved hormone disrupting chemicals are discharged as
effluent into surface waters and onto farmlands via sewage sludge (aka,
biosolids) where the chemicals are found to concentrate. The problem may not
just be affecting smallmouth bass, carp, catfish and sturgeon, but humans as
well seen through research studies showing decreasing sperm counts in men. A
video is also available for viewing at this link. Thoughts, anyone? -- Sue






COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 25, 2009 

Chemicals in Water Alter Gender of Fish

Pollution Brings Worrying Signs for Fish Populations; Worse, Most U.S.
Drinking Water Comes from the Same Sources


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