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water pollution

24 Jun. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in water pollution, chemicals in drinking water, pharmaceuticals

Clear But Not So Clean: Pharmaceutical drugs in drinking water

water pollution, chemicals in drinking water, pharmaceuticals

Although our drinking water is clear, it does not mean that it is free of all harmful substances – hence water filters. What is bewildering to me is that we have this amazing grasp on the existence of germs even though we cannot see them. But when it comes to harmful chemicals in our drinking water, food and home, we often seem completely dumbfounded that they are there. Why is there this gap between understanding “unseen” germs and acknowledging the existence of “unseen” chemicals?