Pharmaceutical Waste In Rivers Threatens “A New Pandemic,” by Sarah Bates

Golden hour on the River Clyde

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by Sarah Bates
Socialist Worker UK, Feb. 17, 2022
February 20, 2022

Some of the poorest parts of the world have particularly contaminated rivers

Rivers across the globe are contaminated with such high levels of pharmaceutical waste that they endanger human health and could cause environmental destruction. A new report reveals a fifth of the rivers examined contained drug levels so high they could be contributing to human antibiotic resistance.

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