Now we know that there’s estrogen in the water thanks to a recent AP report. And I must say that while I’m troubled by the report, at least we now know why Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan suddenly went from being A-Cup tykes to Double-D tarts. Apparently it had nothing to do with implants and everything to do with good ole estrogen-heavy tap water. And I say, drink up, everybody. Well, except for you Meatloaf.

Of course, it should come as no surprise that the local media has attempted to spin a story or two out of the AP report. WCBD-TV 2 gives it a shot with a report from on “Tap Water Alternatives.”

Should you buy bottled water or is a filter your best bet?

Millions of Americans spend billions of dollars on bottled water because they believe it’s better for you.

But research into the bottled water buzz found the branding wasn’t so cut and dry.

Infact, in some cases researchers found increased amounts of salt, toxins from the plastic bottles and traces of arsenic.

The solution: Use a filter.

Using a filter means you’re filtering the more regulated water which serves as a reinforcement.

If you opt for the bottled water, pay attention to the plastic. Polyethelene is known to have the fewest chemicals.

Filters are a smart buy and can be pretty inexpensive.

But be careful, Federal regulations don’t require them to prove what they promise so you need to do your homework.

Here’s the thing: Home filters likely won’t filter out many of the chemicals the AP report claims are in our drinking water. That means, that even if you have a filter in place, you still might be getting more than your daily requirement of flame retardant. See, the Channel 2 and the AP reports are talking about two different things. They aren’t related.

The LIVE 5 team also ran a report on the AP water study. It’s a good report. What’s kind of goofy though is the question posed by newscasters at the end of the segment, the question they’ll be addressing in a later Talkback segment: Do you think your tap water is OK to drink?

Here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter what you think. You may believe your tap water is safe. You may believe it’s as dirty as Client No. 9’s deeds. But that doesn’t affect the water. It’s either funked up or it isn’t. Silly question.

How much do South Carolinians care about illegal immigrants. According to this photo, not very much. The P&C reports on the action at the anti-immigrant rally at the Statehouse.

During the rally, Freedom Fighter Radio’s Jim Stachowiak from Martinez, Ga., stood on a Mexican flag while waving a sign that read “Americans First.”

Stachowiak shouted “Traitor!” and “Try them for treason!” as the speakers criticized the state’s elected officials. He advocates stockpiling ammunition because he fears martial law.

A stockpile of ammo? You mean like the one I amassed for Y2K?

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