Bill would warn public of mood-altering drugs in water

Arkansas News, Jan. 24, 2011

LITTLE ROCK — A bill filed today by a freshman state legislator seeks disclosure of additives in public drinking water, including mood-altering drugs.

Rep. Loy Mauch, R-Bismarck, filed House Bill 1205, which would require the operators of public water systems to disclose information about any chemicals additives in drinking water, including their chemical composition.

The bill states that such regulation is necessary in part because “public policy discussions of the prospects of adding lithium to the public water to alter human mood imbalances, and statin drugs to affect human cholesterol … have increased.”

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