Traces Of Drugs In Water: What's The Impact?05:36

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Scientists have known for a long time that the water coming out of your faucet at home might contain traces of drugs prescribed to people you’ve never met.

Research shows no one is getting a full dose of say, Prozac, from drinking tap water. But scientists do wonder whether pharmaceuticals in water supplies may be having more subtle, long-term impacts on human health and aquatic life.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Katie Colaneri of WHYY reports.


  • Katie Colaneri, reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania and WHYY in Philadelphia, covering energy and the environment. She tweets @KatieColaneri.

This segment aired on May 22, 2014.