Monday, January 26, 2009

Big Pharma poisons our planet

So, do you think it only happens "over there"? Think... then, Think again...

America poisons it's own water supply's

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World's highest drug levels entering India stream

By MARGIE MASON, AP Medical Writer Full story

"If you take a bath there, then you have all the antibiotics you need for treatment," said chemist Klaus Kuemmerer at the University of Freiburg Medical Center in Germany, an expert on drug resistance in the environment who did not participate in the research. "If you just swallow a few gasps of water, you're treated for everything. The question is for how long?"

"Not only is there the danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria evolving; the entire biological food web could be affected," said Stan Cox, senior scientist at the Land Institute


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