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Drugs in the Water Supply

Here’s the list of the 28 areas with pharmaceuticals detected, with the number found and some examples:

– Arlington, Texas: 5 (unspecified drugs)

– Atlanta: 10 (including caffeine, sulfamethoxazole, diltiazem, acetaminophen, trimethoprim, cotinine and paraxanthine)

– Cincinnati: 4 (gemfibrozil, ibuprofen, sulfamethaxazole and ethinyl estradiol)

– Columbus, Ohio: 15 (including azithromycin, erythromycin, roxithromycin, tylosin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin and caffeine)

– Concord, Calif.: (unspecified drugs)

– Denver: (unspecified antibiotics)

– Detroit: (unspecified total; including carbamazepine, caffeine, cotinine)

– Fairfax, Va.: 8 (erythromycin, lincomycin, trimethoprim, tylosin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin and sulfamethoxazole)

– Indianapolis: 2 (caffeine and cotinine)

– Las Vegas: 9 (including sulfamethoxazole, atenolol, trimethoprim, meprobamate, phenytoin, carbamazepine and gemfibrozil)

– Long Beach, Calif.: 9 (unspecified drugs)

– Los Angeles: 9 (unspecified drugs)

– Louisville, Ky.: 2 (ibuprofen and naproxen)

– Milwaukee: 1 (cotinine)

– Minneapolis: 3 (acetaminophen, caffeine and cotinine)

– New York City: 16 (including atenolol, trimethoprim, carbamazepine, ibuprofen, estrogen, acetaminophen and diazepam)

– Northern New Jersey: 13 (including acetaminophen, carbamazepine, codeine, dehydronifedipine, erythromycin, lincomycin and sulfadimethoxine)

– Oklahoma City: 12 (including acetaminophen, fluoxetine, gemfibrozil, ibuprofen, iopromide, sulfamethoxazole and iopromide)

– Omaha, Neb.: 2 (caffeine and sulfamethoxazole)

– Philadelphia: 63 (including amoxicillin, aspirin, atorvastatin, bacitracin, diclofenac, phenytoin and fluoxetine)

– Prince George’s-Montgomery counties, Md.: 3 (caffeine, carbamazepine and cotinine)

– Riverside County, Calif.: 9 (unspecified drugs)

– San Diego: 12 (clofibrate, clofibric acid, ibuprofen and nine unspecified)

– San Francisco: 1 (estrone)

– Santa Clara, Calif.: (unspecified drugs)

– Southern California: 9 (including atenolol, phenytoin, fluoxetine, gemfibrozil, meprobamate, naproxen and trimethoprim)

– Virginia Beach, Va.: 4 (fluoxetine, estradiol, acetaminophen and ibuprofen)

– Washington, D.C.: 5 (monensin, ibuprofen, caffeine, carbamazepine and sulfamethoxazole)


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Watching Violent Movies and Pornography Can Reduce Rape and Other Violent Crimes

What do you get when you combine movie attendance and violent crime statistics? Apparently, you get a wild correlation that says due to violent movies showing in theaters, you pull violent crime offenders off the streets and give them something better to do. Instead of committing the violent crimes that these potential offenders would be partaking in, they’re stuffing their faces with popcorn and drinking overpriced coke. The quick conclusion would probably be to assume that as soon as these movie patrons leave their violent movie showing, they’re back to the same old dirty tricks. In reality, up to 6 hours after the violent movie showing, crime is reduced even more than when they were in the movie!


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