A study has found pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in remote lakes in and
Medicines do an excellent job of increasing the quality of life for humans around the world, but the drugs don’t stay with
Researchers have detected build-ups of human antidepressants in the brains of this fish species, among others, in the Niagara River, which links Lake Erie with Lake Ontario. The drugs enter rivers and lakes from treatment plants and sewage overflows, threatening aquatic life, scientists say.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Human antidepressants are building up in the brains of bass, walleye and several … [more…]
81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh of salmon caught in the Puget Sound. Salmon is purported to be one of the healthiest foods due to its high omega-3 content, protein, and essential fatty acids, but if the fish is obtained from the Puget Sound, it is anything but healthy.
According to a recent study, up to 81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh … [more…]
Traces of 18 unregulated chemicals were found in drinking water from more than one-third of U.S. water utilities in a nationwide sampling, according to new, unpublished research by federal scientists. Included are 11 perfluorinated compounds, an herbicide, two solvents, caffeine, an antibacterial compound, a metal and an antidepressant. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency analyzed single samples of untreated and treated water from 25 U.S.