Sunday, March 29, 2009

It's raining cats and dogs and the fish are on drugs. What's in your water?

Headline: Fish in U.S. Rivers Tainted With Common Medications "The common antihistamine diphenhydramine (Benadryl), an anticonvulsant and two types of antidepressants were among the seven types of pharmaceuticals found in the tissue and livers of fish from waterways in or near Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Orlando, Fla."

Fish depression? Fish allergies? So now we have detached fish with no allergic symptoms. Here are some of the major drug discoveries in local waterways:

  • the cholesterol drug gemfibrozil (Lopid), which researchers say had never before been found in wild fish;
  • diltiazem (Cardizem), a medication that helps control high blood pressure;
  • carbamazepine (Tegretol), a drug used for epilepsy and bipolar disorder;
  • norfluoxetine, an active ingredient in the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac);
  • the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft);
  • galaxolide and tonalide, common odor-enhancing ingredients in soap and other hygiene products.

This is only a partial list.

Question: Where are the environmental groups petitioning at the gates of FDA and EPA, much less the gates of pharmaceutical manufacturers poisoning all life on planet earth? Apparently, they were too busy taking drug money to petition EPA to regulate colloidal silver as a pesticide.

Where do all the synthetic drugs and other ingredients go? Do they magically disappear into the ethers of outer space?

"Galaxolide and tonalide were found in the highest concentrations in the fish tissue, while the others were more concentrated in the liver, which processes foreign substances that enter the body."

If you still utilize the soaps of the synthetic chemical industry, it is likely that your tissues are now loaded with odor-enhancing compounds, too. It's great to know that you will not smell bad when you no longer need your body. It makes perfect sense why undertakers require so much less formaldehyde to embalm bodies nowadays.

Whose liver is not getting hammered by FDA approved ingredients and drugs? When medical pundits and pharmaceutical apologists claim that liver detoxification is quackery, force-feed them the tap water containing the drug compounds that accumulate in their liver. Let them cry to FDA and EPA when they develop cancer resulting from their denial of the dangers of government-approved biological toxins.

Will they declare us all EPA Super Fund sites? Then maybe they can attempt to clean us up with more harsh petrochemicals that will only add the original toxic burden.

Newsflash: Cleaning up the environment with the same toxic chemicals used to pollute it, is much the same as solving the problem of excess borrowing and spending by borrowing and spending even more. That's why I do not look to politicians to solve the very problems for which they are largely at fault.

That's also why I use Organic Orange TKO to clean up just about every mess I can think of...

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