Monday, March 10, 2008
Tests revealed that some of the Washington area's drinking water contained trace amounts of these drugs:
Caffeine: a stimulant found in food and drinks.
Carbamazepine: an anti-convulsive to reduce epileptic seizures and a mood stabilizer for treating bipolar disorders.
Ibuprofen: an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.
Monensin: an antibiotic administered to cattle.
Naproxen: an anti-inflammatory drug commonly found in Aleve.
Sulfamethoxazole: an antibiotic that can be used to treat infections in humans and animals.
Triclocarban: a disinfectant found in antibacterial soaps.
SOURCE: Washington Aqueduct