Most streams that flow near cities and towns are laced with drugs that escape from sewage treatment plants or pharmaceutical factories.
There has been a lot of concern over the possibility of pharmaceuticals ending up in freshwater and disrupting populations of wildlife. Now, new research shows that these concerns may be completely legitimate
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality.
Emma Rosi-Marshall has received funding to help build an artificial stream facility on the Cary Institute's campus, to facilitate research on the effects of pharmaceuticals on stream ecosystems.
The widespread use of novel contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, have unknown consequences for stream ecosystems.
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