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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Human drugs flowing into the animal kingdom - Times Union

Modern medicines are moving through sewage treatment systems and into aquatic insects and the animals that eat them, according to an environmental study in Australia that involved a Hudson Valley researcher.

Tests of six Australian streams near the city of Melbourne found animals there contained high doses of painkillers, antidepressants and other drugs that had gotten into the water after passing through municipal sewer systems that are unequipped to remove them.


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