Our Rivers on Drugs

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

Emma Rosi-Marshall, a freshwater ecologist at the Cary Institute, will discuss her research on how pharmaceutical drugs and personal care products are polluting our nation's rivers and streams—with consequences for sensitive aquatic life and drinking water supplies

Pharmaceutical pollution includes an array of contaminants, from prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs to antimicrobials and cosmetics. These compounds enter streams and rivers from our households, and are often not removed by wastewater treatment facilities.

Learn how pharmaceutical pollution harms aquatic life and compromises the health of our nation’s freshwaters. Rosi-Marshall will also outline what is needed to combat the growing problem.


Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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