Concentrations of Pharmaceuticals in Freshwater Increasingly Globally

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/concentrations-of-pharmaceuticals-in-freshwater-increasingly-globally

Concentrations of pharmaceuticals in rivers and lakes have significantly increased across the globe over the past 20 years, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The risk of ecological damage from the residue of two pharmaceuticals, for example — carbamazepine, an anti-epileptic drug, and ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic — was 10 to 20 times higher in 2015 than in 1995, the study found.

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Original Title: Concentrations of Pharmaceuticals in Freshwater Increasingly Globally
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