Study Finds Alarming Amount of Drugs in U.S. Waterways

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The first nationwide study of the amount of human drugs found in the nation’s fish population has uncovered an alarming cocktail of pharmaceuticals in fish caught near  wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities. The results have prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to expand its study to 150 additional locations in the U.S.

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