Contraception in the water is not all comic suggestion or brave social commentary. In New Jersey in 2003, traces of hormonal contraceptives were found in tap water and more recently near Denver, Colorado, synthetic estrogen was found to be the cause of deformities and infertility in male fish. The affected fish dwelt downstream from a town sewerage plant and it was discovered that the “main culprits [of infertility and deformities] were…estrogens and other steroid hormones from birth-control pills and patches that ultimately ended up in the creek after being excreted in urine into the city's sewers.”(1)
There’s one good reason to take advantage of the Government’s rainwater tank rebate.
(1) Birth-control pills poison everyone? Environmentalists silent on threat from water tainted with estrogen published by WorldNetDaily, July 12 2007: accessed 16-07-07
© Eva Whiteley 2008