August 2, 2010
Big Think, a website that interviews scientists and experts in
various fields has begun a month-long series called, “Dangerous Ideas”
and the first
post features drugging the public water supply. The expert they
interviewed for this story is Jacob M. Appel, a bioethicist and medical
historian, who has written in favor of adding lithium to the public
water supply. He states clearly that he believes lithium and other
“enhancers” are beneficial additions to our public water supply and any
opposition is based on false assumptions that natural water is better
than artificially enhanced water.
He expanded on this claim in his 2009 article featured in Huffington Post. In the
article he cites a Japanese study claiming that lithium reduces
Meanwhile, the New York Times has published a story admitting that
drugs are currently in the public water supply. These drugs include
Ibuprofen, Naproxen, anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety drugs.