Pharmaceutical Pollution

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Drugs in our waters: Effects

Podcast

Pharmaceutical drugs and personal care products are showing up in rivers and streams throughout the United States and the rest of the world. What effects are they having on the environment? 

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Drugs in our waters: Artificial streams

Podcast

Aquatic ecologist Emma Rosi talks about pharmaceuticals in waterways and research into the ways they may be affecting aquatic life.

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Science is falling woefully behind in testing new chemicals

Recently, a PBS documentary about Rachel Carson's life made headlines. Her seminal work Silent Springwhich documented the detrimental effects of pesticides—still stands as a pillar of the modern environmental movement. But a new report suggests that science has been struggling to stay afloat in a rapidly growing sea of chemicals.

Rosi testifies on pharmaceutical pollution

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A panel of experts, including Cary Institute aquatic ecologist Emma Rosi, discuss the issue of pharmaceutical pollution at a Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources Committee hearing.

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Effects of Novel Contaminants, Such as Pharmaceuticals, on Stream Ecosystems

The widespread use of novel contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, have unknown consequences for stream ecosystems.

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