Many Of World’s Rivers Contaminated With High Levels Of Antibiotics, Study Shows

The Guardian: World’s rivers ‘awash with dangerous levels of antibiotics’
“Hundreds of sites in rivers around the world from the Thames to the Tigris are awash with dangerously high levels of antibiotics, the largest global study on the subject has found. … The research, presented on Monday at a conference in Helsinki, shows that some of the world’s best-known rivers … are contaminated with antibiotics classified as critically important for the treatment of serious infections. In many cases they were detected at unsafe levels, meaning resistance is much more likely to develop and spread…” (Gilbert, 5/26).

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