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Rampant overuse of ibuprofen leaves drug contaminating rivers and affecting fish health

9/10/2014 - Prolific use of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ibuprofen is contaminating rivers and poisoning fish, according to a multi-center study published in the journal Environment International. The study was led by a researcher from the University of York's Environment Department and involved...

Neonicotinoid pesticides found contaminating streams and rivers throughout Midwest

8/1/2014 - Researchers for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) tested nine rivers in the Midwest during last year's growing season and discovered high concentrations of neonicotinoids, or neonics, in 100 percent of the water samples. Neonicotinoids, similar to nicotine, are a class of neuro-active insecticides...

Contaminated Japanese rivers unleash 'perennial supply' of radiation into Pacific Ocean

1/16/2014 - A study published in the Elsevier journal Anthropocene late last year has revealed that many of the rivers, streams and other waterways located throughout coastal Japan have inadvertently become delivery systems for transporting radioactive waste directly from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

Antibacterial soap pollutes rivers, adds to bacterial resistance

10/2/2013 - New highly resistant strains of bacteria are showing up in urban water sources and regional streams and rivers. These new bacteria strains are rendering new antibiotics practically useless. New environmental studies from the Chicago metro-area are now reporting disturbing levels of powerful bacteria...

Toxic China: Heavy metal cadmium openly dumped into rivers by mining companies

2/6/2012 - China is not exactly the poster child of environmental friendliness, and this was further exemplified this past week when authorities discovered that at least one mining company has been openly discharging toxic cadmium into two major rivers in the southern Guangxi region of the country. Reports indicate...

GM corn releases insecticide chemicals that are now polluting rivers and streams

1/10/2011 - Corn plants genetically modified (GM) to produce pesticides in their tissues are contaminating water supplies across the US Midwest, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The...

Five U.S. Rivers Tainted with Pharmaceutical and Chemical Residues

4/4/2009 - Fish from 5 effluent-heavy rivers in various parts of the U.S. have been found to be tainted with residues from human medications and common chemicals, according to the results of a study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Baylor University. The study's findings were presented on...

Consumers' use of pharmaceuticals, personal care products polluting rivers and oceans with toxic chemicals

6/13/2007 - Our water supply is becoming increasingly contaminated -- and not just by big factories dumping pollutants into the rivers. It is consumers, often unwittingly, who are poisoning rivers and oceans by sending potentially toxic chemicals down the drain. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated...

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