River study finds 29 types of drug in the Foss and Ouse
The presence of 29 different types of pharmaceutical drug has been recorded in York's rivers in a new study.
Samples taken from 11 sites on the Foss and Ouse revealed a range of drug compounds, including antidepressants, antibiotics and epilepsy medicines.
Some drugs which cannot be prescribed in the UK were also found.
Previous lab-based studies have revealed environmental impacts of pharmaceuticals, including altering the behaviour and reproduction of fish.
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