For years now, researchers have found trace amounts of various pharmaceutical drugs in the Great Lakes and in our drinking water. Pain medicine, birth control and anti-depressants have been found, as well as a host of others.
Take a look in your medicine cabinet, shower, or at a cosmetic aisle in a local retailer, and you might be surprised to learn of a tiny problem that exists that’s negatively impacting our lakes and rivers.
For six months now, I’ve driven by the crossing guard at Lakeshore Middle School. I drop my son off and then go on my way, sometimes having to stop at the crosswalk where she diligently ensures that the kids are safely and completely across before returning to her position at the curb.
Local government officials say removing notices from newspapers saves money that can be spent on police and fire services. But they fail to say that these notices are a miniscule amount of their operating budgets.