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Drug Wastes Endangering Rivers, Eco System

Drug Wastes Endangering Rivers, Eco System

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Pharmaceutical wastes resulting from human and farm animal consumption are endangering the eco-system of rivers around the world, a new research says. Francesco Bregoli, a researcher at the Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands, told the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, on Thursday, when presenting the research findings. A large part of the world’s rivers and lakes are potentially threatened by the high concentration of drug wastes, Bregoli said. Bregoli’s team used diclofenac, an anti-inflammation drug, as a proxy to estimate the concentration of other drugs in global river systems. Diclofenac has been branded as a threat to the environment by both the EU and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The team found out that over 10,000 kilometres of