Drug waste polluting rivers worldwide


The majority of the 258 rivers around the world examined in a recent study were found to be contaminated with drug residues. — AFP

The medicines we use have an impact on the planet, particularly on rivers such as the Amazon or the Mekong, according to a vast study conducted in 104 countries across all continents.

Researchers from the University of York in the United Kingdom, who led the research, studied 258 rivers with the very specific aim of measuring the level of pollution generated by pharmaceuticals.

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