Chicago water: What was found in it

Chicago Tribune

Bug repellent, sex hormones and more

Some of the unregulated chemicals Chicago officials found when they tested treated drinking water last year:

DEET: A potent bug repellent used to deter mosquitoes and ticks.

Gemfibrozil: A prescription drug used to lower cholesterol.

Ibuprofen: An over-the-counter drug, sold as Advil and Motrin, used to treat pain, fevers and swelling.

Progesterone: A hormone used for birth control and to treat menstrual disorders, infertility, symptoms of menopause and other conditions



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.