Polluting The Water With Toothpaste, Shampoo, And Drugs
"OREGON CITY, Ore. Dave Sohm's house is immaculate. Every tool in the garage has its own hook. The kitchen countertops gleam. But in his house - as with most houses - toxic chemicals are hiding in plain sight. Sohm wants to know where. "I'm curious about what things there are," he says. "I don't know what impacts I may be having that I'm not even aware of." Jen Coleman, an outreach director for the Oregon Environmental Council is at Sohm's house to help. Armed with a list of chemicals that have toxic effects on people and the environment, Coleman digs through cabinets, checks ingredient lists and compares them with contaminants that have been found in local waterways."