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What's In Your Water, Part Two

Reported: Apr. 29, 2014 11:54 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 30, 2014 12:04 AM EDT
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(Rick Lord, Charleston) With many families still unsure about their tap water, the last thing they want to hear about is another potential health concern. Unfortunately, that's exactly what we are all facing. Without even knowing it, many of us are contributing to the growing problem of drug residue getting into our rivers, and eventually into our water supply. In part two of our two-part series, we take a look at the results of drug tests at the different homes- that use three different water systems- to see what is in that water. And we look at some real solutions to an issue that is just getting worse.

*METHODOLOGY: For our testing, we used iCup drug screeners. The test detects the following drugs at the respective cut-off levels: Amphetamine (AMP) 1000ng/mL, Barbituates (BAR) 300ng/mL, Benzodiazepines (BZO) 300ng/mL, Cocaine (COC) 300 ng/mL, Ecstasy (MDMA) 500ng/mL, Marijuana (THC) 50ng/mL, Methadone (MTD) 300ng/mL, Methamphetamine (mAMP) 1000ng/mL, Morphine (MOR), 300ng/mL, Opiates (OPI) 2000ng/mL, Oxycodone (OXY), 100ng/mL, Phencyclidine (PCP), 25ng/mL, Propoxyphene (PPX), 300ng/mL, Trycyclic Antidepressants, 1000 ng/mL. We took 3 samples at each of the 3 locations, for a total of 9 tests. All tests showed a valid result, and all were consistent in their readings.



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