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Pollution from pharmaceuticals and personal care products is wiping out freshwater ecosystems; testing criteria don’t account for ecological disruption

As the demand for pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) continues to grow, so too does their impact on freshwater ecosystems. More than just that, the testing criteria for the harmful effects of PCCPs should be broadened to include ecologically disrupting compounds (EcoDC). These were the conclusions a team of researchers came to in their study. Read more...

 

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