I had a conversation with my girlfriend, who alerted me to the fact that, as we recycle water, there remains in the water at least some of the hormones which have been put there by women on the pill.
Excuse me as she’s a med student and i’m not, so my physiology weakness will show here. She told me that the hormones in the contraceptive pill aren’t perfectly calibrated to the task they have to do, so some are excreted, into water. I’m not sure about the recycling process, but I have no idea how they would separate out hormones in water.
That means that when I drink tap water, i’m drinking oestrogen, right? What can I do about this?