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Recycled water in Singapore: A perfect solution may be marred by presence of drugs
 

Recycled water in Singapore: A perfect solution may be marred by presence of drugs

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Recycling water is a method that Singapore adopted to address water shortages, but have we considered the plausible side effects such as the presence of a cocktail of drugs in our drinking water?
 
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24 Sep 2016 - General
 
One has to consider the safety of the geriatric popualtion where polypharmacy is already a concern. This special group should be saved from unwanted drug-drug interactions, especially affecting drug clearance. Another special group that should be spared from such a problem is the pediatric population. Certain drugs are not given because it could trigger clinical conditions (i.e Aspirin can cause Reye's syndrome). That being said, I still marvel at the beautiful country of Singapore and its e...
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Using this kind of water raises so many questions about its safety over long time. Recycled water is treated sewage water. This kind of water resource provides close to a quarter of a country like Israel's demand for water, right behind desalination. That work is done by sewage-munching microbes which turn muddy dirty water into clear water. it's important to figure out what's safe, because using treated sewage water is vital to some communities poor in water supplies. The pharmaceut...
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