Science Conversation: Our Rivers and Streams are on Drugs

November 8, 2018

Speakers: Emma Rosi and Joshua Ginsberg
Venue: The Greene Space, NYC

With every flush, the drugs we use go down the drain. Many are not filtered out by wastewater treatment, leaving streams and rivers awash in everything from painkillers and antidepressants to amphetamines and illicit drugs.

Discover what it means to be a fish or a platypus living in a cocktail of drugs, which chemical compounds are passed through the food web, and how other forms of pollution, like micro-plastics, amplify the problem.

Featuring freshwater ecologist Dr. Emma Rosi and Cary president and conservation biologist Dr. Joshua Ginsberg.

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