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

Tenace, Laurie Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us
Thu Feb 4 08:32:33 EST 2010

Can you share your reference showing that 99% is excreted?

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From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Howard Anderson
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 5:55 PM
To: 'Sue Dayton'; pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: RE: [Pharmwaste] FW: Chemicals in water altering genders of fish (*LakePepin, Peedee and Potomac Rivers)

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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