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

Phil Rioux riouxp at cmhc.org
Thu Feb 4 07:54:00 EST 2010

I cannot agree more!
Philip W. Rioux, R.Ph., FASCP
Director of Pharmacy
Central Maine Medical Center
300 Main Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

>>> "Howard Anderson" <ndboph at btinet.net> 2/3/2010 5:55 PM >>>

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. Sincerely,
Howard Howard C. Anderson, Jr.,R.Ph.Executive DirectorNorth Dakota Board
of Pharmacy1906 E. Broadway Ave.P.O. Box 1354Bismarck, ND 
58502-1354Phone (701) 328-9535Fax (701) 328-9536Web site

From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us
[mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Sue
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? --
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 25, 2009 Chemicals in Water Alter Gender of
FishPollution Brings Worrying Signs for Fish Populations; Worse, Most
U.S. Drinking Water Comes from the Same Sources 

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