Pharmaceutical pollution threat

Medicines that find their way into watercourses and drinking water supplies could pose a risk to human and wildlife health.

Human and livestock medicines that find their way into water courses could pose a risk to humans as well as aquatic wildlife, according to a new report from campaign group CHEM Trust.

The report states that 30-90% of active ingredients can be excreted after ingestion and can enter the environment through sewage works.1 

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