>> News Flash <<Even after treatment, our drinking water contains chemicals that treat everything from heart disease, epilepsy, hormone imbalances, hypertension, depression, infections and everything else we use to cure what ails us. In addition, we're still consuming residues from pesticides, herbicides and manufacturing of every sort. For all those believers in bottled water: sorry, it's in that, too. Months ago I posted about this very issue (Nature vs. Pharmaceutical Manufacturers) and I'm thrilled to see that it is getting some serious attention from those who might actually try to do something about it. I can't hold out too much hope, though. Authorities have known for decades about amphibians developing genetic anomalies like extra legs or androgyny. Still, with enough pressure from the public, maybe progress can be made to curtail the amounts of these unprescribed medications in our water. I'm no scientist, but an advanced degree is not required to make the connection between unintentional consumption of stray chemicals and the increased prevalence of disease.