An online article release by the CBC News on September 22 addresses the growing concern of excreted drugs showing up in our ecosystems and drinking water. Experts debate on the potential risk of the concentrations and drug “cocktails” will have on humans after long term consuption. The most common logical leap, however, is the effect on human cancer rates. Links have already been made between the amount of estrogen form excreted birth control and colon cancer rates. At this time, the focus seems to be on the effects of these excreted drugs on aquatic wildlife having already seen stange occurrences such as “intersex” fish.
To read the full article including the speculation on potential impact on human health, click here.