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Rx for Action

A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

New research reveals fate of pharmaceuticals in irrigated soils

The list of studies investigating what happens to pharmaceutical compounds when they flow from wastewater treatment plants into nearby lakes and rivers is getting longer and longer. But not all wastewater effluent is destined for our waterways. Some of it ends up as irrigation water for farm fields, particularly in areas where rainstorms are few and far between. The treated water seeps into the...

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Posted by Anjanette Riley at 12:00PM on 12/13/2013
Categories: Latest Research