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Drugs in the water supply

Studies have found that our water supplies are full of pharmaceutical substances, from antibiotics to antidepressants to birth control drugs. Not to worry, though; the heady pharmaceutical cocktail is far too dilute to have any immediate effects.
Of the 28 major metropolitan areas where tests were performed on drinking water supplies, only Albuquerque; Austin, Texas; and Virginia Beach, Va.; said tests were negative. The drinking water in Dallas has been tested, but officials are awaiting results. Arlington, Texas, acknowledged that traces of a pharmaceutical were detected in its drinking water but cited post-9/11 security concerns in refusing to identify the drug.
Contamination is not confined to the United States. More than 100 different pharmaceuticals have been detected in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and streams throughout the world. Studies have detected pharmaceuticals in waters throughout Asia, Australia, Canada and Europe - even in Swiss lakes and the North Sea.
Meanwhile, tht beefburger you're eating may well be full of delicious steroid goodness:
Cattle, for example, are given ear implants that provide a slow release of trenbolone, an anabolic steroid used by some bodybuilders, which causes cattle to bulk up. But not all the trenbolone circulating in a steer is metabolized. A German study showed 10 percent of the steroid passed right through the animals.
There you have it: it's a scientific fact that eating beef makes you more masculine.

There are 2 comments on "Drugs in the water supply":

Posted by: Greg Tue Mar 11 02:22:05 2008

Gawd, you can see where this one will go. Young men, anxious about their musculature, impatient with their body-building progress (or unwilling to go to a gym), and unable or unwilling to obtain illegal steroids, may seek and eat meat products that contain same. Body-building is rife with pseudo-medical urban myths about which techniques and foods work best - imagine the legends of the steroid burgers!

Posted by: Evil Paul Tue Mar 11 09:08:37 2008

Oh noes! It's teh parepin!

Also, there should be some pretty uncomfortable homeopaths right now.