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17 January 2008

Cancer Drugs Found in Tap Water

Traces of cancer and psychiatric drugs have been detected in samples of British tap water, according to a report commissioned by the drinking water watchdog group Drinking Water Inspectorate.

Despite extensive purification treatments used by water companies, trace levels of bleomycin, a cancer chemotherapy drug, and diazepam, a sedative, have both been found.

Doctors have expressed concern that exposing pregnant women to these drugs could harm their unborn children, even at the very low levels detected.

The Telegraph January 13, 2008

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