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For Evie...

by Mosonnow / August 15, 2004 7:23 AM PDT

In locked thread re Vitamin D - You refer to Mo - this is Moi? What did I say, except from which foods it can be obtained and sunlight is of course a major source of Vit D, if sunlight is available. Perplexed, other than the reference to "Brits" in CL's post. I confess, I'm a Brit.

Thanks and regards
Mo

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Re: For Evie...
by Evie / August 15, 2004 7:39 AM PDT
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Yes I was referring to you. Was actually trying to lighten the mood of the thread and remembered hearing about the Prozac being found in the drinking water in the UK. Seems the use of such drugs has greatly increased in both of our countries (sorry couldn't find numbers for US more recent than 1994 in a quick search :(), but your country was the first I heard of drinking water contamination. Didn't mean to offend or confuse, the siggy was intended as humor too Happy

Evie Happy

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Re: For Evie...
by Mosonnow / August 15, 2004 7:53 AM PDT
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Thanks Evie

Hmmm - so, Prozac in drinking water heh? That could explain a few things ... Wink

I haven't heard of this - we've had many discussions about fluoride in water, though to the best of my knowledge there are only two counties where this is relevant simply because it occurs naturally from the water arriving from rock formations. It was decided better not to add fluoride to the water.

But Prozac in our water - it's a new one on me, so I'll have to look into this. Any idea what the "active ingredient" is in Prozac, cos I guess there ain't gonna be somebody standing next to the reservoir throwing tablets in....

Regards
Mo

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Re: For Evie...
by Evie / August 15, 2004 8:12 AM PDT
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Not sure it mentioned it in the article I linked, but when I heard about this on the radio it appeared the source was from treated sewage! Ick. Thought it strange considering that once taken, it should at least be broken down by the body. Doubtful it is something to be overly concerned about since all mentions fail to indicate the levels -- probably less than "swapping saliva" with someone taking the drug Wink -- still I think it would be worthwhile finding the source. If memory serves, antidepressants are not sequestered in body fat or organs, but if there is that possibility then it could contaminate the meat supply. Probably just a Chicken Little scenario, but worth at least a little more looksee by the authorities. Maybe a sewage plant employee accidentally dumped his Prozac in the effluent one day Grin

Evie Happy

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Re: For Evie...
by Mosonnow / August 15, 2004 8:40 AM PDT
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A little bedtime reading? Thank you so much... This is one for tomorrow methinks...

I have half an inkling that I did read something about this, in fact, but not as long ago as '94, much later - maybe 2000 or so, but perhaps my memory has been blurred by something in our drinking water. I'll have a look at this - no pun intended since drinking water is meant to be crystal clear, isn't it?

Thanks and regards
Mo

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Happier Britons ?
by Mosonnow / August 15, 2004 10:25 PM PDT
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Here we go:

http://mentalhealth.about.com/od/psychopharmacology/a/prozacuk804.htm

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s1i6187

Yes, it's been considered for a long time just how many chemicals we ingest from those on foodstuffs and antibiotics routinely given to animals. Doctors are only allowed to prescribe antibiotics to people periodically since the growing immunity to them was ascertained. I guess Prozac will go the same way eventually - or we'll all be back on Valium, the residues (if any) of which presumably are removed during the water treatment process.

Incidentally, another site says that the 24 million Prozac prescriptions is a statistic for 2001 - so don't know how many there are now, though the Spoof article suggests it is only 0.5 million - tee hee.

Regards
Mo

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