Cities that tested positive for pharmaceuticals in drinking water

Below is a list of the 24 cities that have tested positive for pharmaceuticals in their drinking water. At least one pharmaceutical was detected in tests of treated drinking water supplies in each of these areas.*

Arlington, Texas: 1 (unspecified pharmaceutical)
Atlanta: 3 (acetaminophen, caffeine and cotinine)
Cincinnati: 1 (caffeine)
Columbus, Ohio: 5 (azithromycin, roxithromycin, tylosin, virginiamycin and caffeine)
Concord, Calif.: 2 (meprobamate and sulfamethoxazole)
Denver: (unspecified antibiotics)
Detroit: (unspecified drugs)
Indianapolis: 1 (caffeine)
Las Vegas: 3 (carbamazepine, meprobamate and phenytoin)
Long Beach, Calif.: 2 (meprobamate and phenytoin)
Los Angeles: 2 (meprobamate and phenytoin)
Louisville, Ky.: 3 (caffeine, carbamazepine and phenytoin)
Milwaukee: 1 (cotinine)
Minneapolis: 1 (caffeine)
New Orleans: 3 (clofibric acid, estrone and naproxen)
Northern New Jersey: 7 (caffeine, carbamazepine, codeine, cotinine, dehydronifedipine, diphenhydramine and sulfathiazole)
Philadelphia: 56 (including amoxicillin, azithromycin, carbamazepine, diclofenac, prednisone and tetracycline)
Portland, Ore.: 4 (acetaminophen, caffeine, ibuprofen and sulfamethoxazole)
Riverside County, Calif.: 2 (meprobamate and phenytoin)
San Diego: 3 (ibuprofen, meprobamate and phenytoin)
San Francisco: 1 (estradiol)
Southern California: 2 (meprobamate and phenytoin)
Tucson, Ariz.: 3 (carbamazepine, dehydronifedipine and sulfamethoxazole)
Washington, D.C.: 6 (carbamazepine, caffeine, ibuprofen, monensin, naproxen and sulfamethoxazole)

*Source for survey and list: Associated Press

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