Drugs In Drinking Water
Pharmaceutical drugs in your drinking water.
Yes, according to a five-month investigation by the Associated Press.
The AP found a vast array of pharmaceuticals - including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones - with unknown health effects - in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans.
The AP reported that even though U.S. waterways coast to coast are contaminated with residues of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, there’s no national strategy to deal with them - no effective mandates to test, treat, limit or even advise the public.
Now, how did we get to this point in our history?
In 1974, Ralph Nader was instrumental in getting passed into federal law the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The idea was to ensure that the water we drink is safe and regularly and publicly tested for heavy metals and other contaminants.
But years of budgetary neglect by the corporate controlled two parties has eviscerated the law and undermined enforcement.
The corporations and their political puppets have made regulation a dirty word.
And, so, here we are.
Time to bring back some law and order for corporations.
Help get Nader/Gonzalez back on the ballot in states across the country.
Yesterday, we announced a drive to get Nader/Gonzalez on the ballot in New Mexico.
To give the people of New Mexico a choice for law and order for corporations.
We need to raise $10,000 by midnight tomorrow, Wednesday, to fund the New Mexico effort.
Yesterday, thanks to your support, we raised $5,002.26 from 51 donors.
So, we’re halfway home.
Once we hit the $10,000 mark, we’ll ship off our eight young volunteers to New Mexico and put Nader/Gonzalez on the ballot there.
The deadline for the New Mexico signatures is April 1.
So, there’s no time to lose. We’re looking for 100 people to give $100 each for our New Mexico ballot drive. Please help push us over the top now.
Again, thank for your support in this historic effort to challenge the two corporate parties.
The Nader Team