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Swimming in a River of Drugs

A platypus living in a creek downstream of a wastewater treatment facility could be exposed to almost 60% of a human daily dose (per kg body weight) of antidepressants.   169169/Adobe

A platypus living in a creek downstream of a wastewater treatment facility could be exposed to almost 60% of a human daily dose (per kg body weight) of antidepressants. 169169/Adobe

By Erinn Richmond & Emma Rosi

A study finds that more than 65 pharmaceuticals accumulate in aquatic invertebrates and riparian spiders, and can then spread through the food chain to birds and other terrestrial animals.

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