Are you drinking other people's urine? And their medications?
Fortunately, urine (urea) is filtered by most treatment facilities in Canada. The unfortunate news is that the chemical cocktail of medications in this urine is often not filtered out.....or even regulated. So although urine is filtered, what was in the urine is not.
In a roundabout way, we're all drinking each others pee. If that's not a reason to get a water filter, I don't know what is.
Maybe in a few years there will be a pill we can use to deal with this exposure.......
'If we're taking it, we're also drinking it.'
'In Canada, there are no national standards for pharmaceuticals in drinking water."
See the video and article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/drinking-water-contaminated-by-excreted-drugs-a-growing-concern-1.2772289