Pharmaceutical pollution found in large portion of world's rivers

  • Pharmaceutical pollution found in large portion of world's rivers

    Posted by on June 23, 2022 at 9:55 AM

    Story at a glance Unsafe levels of active pharmaceutical ingredients were found in numerous rivers around the world. Exposure to these components can have negative effects on human and marine life. More research is needed to better understand the extent of the problem and understand future implications. 

    Pollution in the world’s waterways is not a new problem, but first-of-its-kind research details the extent to which pharmaceutical pollutants have infiltrated rivers around the world.

    Published Wednesday in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, the assessment of over 1,000 locations spanning 104 countries found around 43.5 percent of these waterways contain concerning levels of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). 

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