Drugs In The Water

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Drugs in the water are chemicals in the water and some of the most dangerous chemicals we make are medicines, drugs, and pharmaceuticals. Gene altering drugs are causing childhood diseases such as autism.

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Drugs In The Water

  1. 1. Drugs in the Water Why We Care?
  2. 2. Things we thought were right.. • In 1975 I thought oil from my Dad’s Chevy was Supposed disposed of behind the garage. • You wouldn’t believe how I used to clean my chemistry set.
  3. 3. Things we thought were right.. • 1n 1995 I thought fluorescent light bulbs were ok to land-fill • In 2007 I thought drugs were safe to flush down the toilet • Until 2008, I thought your body burned up medicine and it was gone
  4. 4. I was wrong. sorry.
  5. 5. Terms we need to understand • Pharmaceuticals • Drugs • Medicines They are all CHEMICALS The most dangerous chemicals mankind manufactures are DRUGS.
  6. 6. MERCK Safety Data Sheet • May Cause Cancer • Heritable Genetic Damage • Harm to the Unborn Child • Very toxic by inhalation and if swallowed
  7. 7. How Dangerous are they? • Soooo Dangerous that the Drug companies are subcontracting their manufacture. • A.P.I.’s • Why??? • To limit their liability…exposure of their workforce
  8. 8. Contained Chemistry Synthesizing highly potent compounds is a lucrative and growing niche for custom chemical manufacturers Ann M. Thayer • June 16, 2008 Volume 86, Number 24 pp. 17-27 • Steroids, hormones, prostaglandins, and chemotherapeutics are examples of drugs typically classified as potent. Of these, new cancer drugs are generating the most interest. In fact, 750 cancer therapies are in development, according to a new survey by the industry group Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America. They include targeted drugs, potent chemotherapies, and highly potent cell-killing or cytotoxic agents conjugated to delivery molecules. • Oncology is already one of the largest drug product sectors, accounting today for about $48 billion in global sales, reports the market research firm IMS Health. The sector is growing 12–15% per year, or more than twice as fast as the overall pharmaceutical market. That's why custom chemical suppliers that can manufacture potent compounds for drug industry customers occupy an attractive niche. And those with conjugation expertise sit in an even more appealing niche within the high-potency area (see page 28).
  9. 9. How little is too much? • Some of the doses are in Nano gram per liter, some even pico gram per liter. That is PPT (Parts Per Trillion) • If you take dollar bills and stack them like a deck of cards a trillion dollars would stretch from Boston to somewhere in Ohio.
  10. 10. Follow the trail.. • The drugs are shipped to the Pharmacy where they are handled in a Bio hood like anthrax • The nurses are protected when they inject the patient • And the patient goes home to give chemo to their families
  11. 11. Christian G. Daughton, Ph.D Chief, Environmental Chemistry Branch EPA
  12. 12. Keep following the trail.. • If they are on a septic system the chemo kills the bugs. Where does it go from there? • If you are on a septic system you are probably on a well.
  13. 13. Right to the faucet • If you are on public sewer • You are giving chemo to everyone
  14. 14. Absorption of Drugs/Chemicals • The minute percentage that stays in the human’s system, nearly kills them. Hair falls out, their skin is all dry. They nearly die. • And that’s exactly what these drugs are intended to do -- Mutate human genes. They really do their job well.
  15. 15. What happens next? • These drugs break into the blood cells, attack DNA, start breaking off chromosomes, so when the cell splits, it’s a different cell… • A MUTAGEN. Also a Teratogen. • These chemicals are known carcinogens. 30% of breast cancer survivors develop a secondary cancer.
  16. 16. Not New Information to You.. • OSHA has clearly established protocol for handling of hazardous drugs • NIOSH has developed a list of HD’s, with 200+ chemicals • Now… the focus is on DISPOSAL….
  17. 17. OSHA – – – –
  18. 18. What if the Cure is Also a Cause? The Same Chemo Drugs That Save Some Cancer Patients' Lives Put Health Workers at Risk By Jim Morris Special to the Washington Post “Last March, the federal government issued an unusually detailed alert to the nation's 5.5 million health care workers: The powerful drugs used in chemotherapy can themselves cause cancer and pose a risk to nurses, pharmacists and others who handle them.”
  19. 19. OSHA and NIOSH • One study in 1985 found nurses who worked on the Oncology floor of a hospital had a miscarriage rate almost five times the norm. • Hospitals have been collecting the RCRA Waste. Need to collect the Pharmaceutical Waste. • At minimum, the OSHA regulated and the NIOSH regulated drugs.
  20. 20. Who besides us says so? • Recent Associated Press series highlighting the prevalence of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water has jump-started Federal, State, Local action. • Massachusetts, Rhode Island, EPA, OSHA all taking the situation seriously, scheduling summits, forming committees, and drafting regulation.
  21. 21. The Media Reports • A report published by a science correspondent for The Telegraph (U.K) states: quot;The observed concentrations of pharmaceuticals in raw waste water indicate that the major source of pharmaceuticals to the environment is via sewage treatment works effluent.” (By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent The Telegraph, 01/13/2008) • The Independent Reports..”Powerful Anticancer drugs are of particular concern as they can be excreted unaltered into the body into the sewerage system…The developing human embryo inside a pregnant woman could be particularly vulnerable to minute amounts..as they will be able to pass through the gut into the placenta.
  22. 22. One’s Man’s Theory…. • It is my theory that cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs could very well be the cause of Autism. • The drugs break into the bloodstream and alter DNA. Autism is a genetic disorder that is not heritable.
  23. 23. Autism Link… • Autism Affects One in 150 children in the US, one in 97 in NJ and one in 60 in northern NJ • Northern NJ also has the highest concentration of Pharmaceuticals in the world. • 3 out of 4 are Male that means 1% of US males born are affected. • Some say it is better diagnosis, that would mean 1% of 40 year old men would have it
  24. 24. It’s just a Theory.. • Actually a Hypothesis.. • Scientific testing is surely in order… • I welcome anyone here to help. I hope I’m wrong… but I’m afraid I’m not.
  25. 25. Current Methods Don’t Work • Flushing is not the answer • Putting it in with sharps is not the answer • Putting it in the trash is not the answer. • Collection IS. Not just un-used pharma I mean excrement of Hazardous Drugs from humans We are here to provide the solution.
  26. 26. Again. why do you care? • It WILL become regulated.. • You will be held responsible. • So..BE Proactive..
  27. 27. Doing the Right Thing is Easy • Doing the right thing now, will save you money later. Not to mention helping to save the planet – and future generations of humans that inhabit it. • The right thing is to collect it, dispose of it safely. • How? With my patented collection system, the Pharmaceutical Remedial Toilet (PRT).
  28. 28. Conclusion…. • Drugs in the water are a HUGE environmental problem. • We’re only at the tip of the proverbial iceberg. • We can solve this problem. And save the planet.
  29. 29. Thank You! James T.F. Mullowney envisione@aol.com

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