River study finds 29 types of drug in the Foss and Ouse

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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12 June 2018 in Health, Views: 51
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