I tried to search quite a bit but haven't found any decent answers to this question so I thought I'd see if anybody here can provide some insight.
If it is true that hormones (estrogen related) such as those from contraceptive pills are being found in tiny quantities in sources of tap water, and said hormones are able to be re digested and potentially find their way into the bodies of humans where they might interfere with our endocrine system and hormone balance:
What measures could possibly be taken to treat the water which comes out of our taps in order to reduce the levels or effect of these hormones?
Basically I'm trying to learn if boiling or filtering tap water will destroy/remove the estrogen related compounds which are apparently increasingly present in our tap water.
Thread: A question regarding tap water.
03-18-2011, 08:28 AM #1
A question regarding tap water.
03-18-2011, 08:34 AM #2
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03-18-2011, 08:39 AM #3
I don't want peoples opinions on whether the levels of estrogen in water can or can not have a manifest effect on our hormone levels. Just want to know if the hormones could be destroyed by boiling the water or removed via filtration, if they were to be present.
03-18-2011, 08:45 AM #4
We are talking about absurdly low quantities, but yes they do exist. Boiling / filtering will not take care of the compounds (unless you are collecting the steam to drink which is a little ridiculous whn you think of it), I believe you need one of those fancy multi-stage reverse osmosis filters to take care of it (and even then you won't get everything out).
From what I've heard, being concerned with the levels of medicine in tap water is tin-foil-hat level fear but I have not done a substantial amount of research into it either.*Unaesthetic Crew* Disregard V-Taper, Acquire PRs.
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