Study finds pharmaceuticals, other chemicals in remote Minnesota lakes

Study finds pharmaceuticals, other chemicals in remote Minnesota lakes

Photo: A remote lake in Cook County, Minn. A three-year study by the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa found pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in 28 lakes in northeastern Minnesota, including some with little or no human development. Courtesy Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

A study has found pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in remote lakes in and

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Is Our Water Supply Disrupting the Human Endocrine System?

photo: a hand at the running water faucet - hormone disruptors in water?

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Exposure to emerging contaminants, even at extremely low doses, can cause adverse health effects for humans, including endocrine disruption which can lead to developmental malformations, interference with reproduction, increased cancer risk and disturbances in the immune and nervous system functions. These emerging contaminants include pharmaceuticals and personal care products, hormones, perfluorinated alkyls and volatile organics, and they may pose a threat to both the environment and human health. … [more…]

Cocaine in the water makes eels hyperactive and damages muscles

Cocaine in the water makes eels hyperactive and damages muscles

20 June 2018 Cocaine in the water makes eels hyperactive and damages muscles Eels became hyperactive after time in water containing cocaine imageBROKER/Alamy Stock Photo By Michael Marshall

Eels exposed to low levels of cocaine in their water become hyperactive and suffer muscle damage. The eels may struggle to complete their migrations as a result. The finding adds to the growing evidence that drugs in fresh water can cause harm,

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