Environment

Drugs in bugs

Posted on: Mon 2 Mar 2020

A recent study has found that pharmaceuticals from wastewater are making their way into the life cycles of aquatic invertebrates and spiders living in and next to Melbourne’s creeks.

To find out more, Des Lawrence spoke to Dr Erinn Richmond, from Monash University’s Water Studies Centre, who led the research team.

Drugs in bugs: 69 pharmaceuticals found in invertebrates living in Melbourne’s streams

Produced by Des Lawrence

Wiki image: Public Domain – US Dept. of Agriculture

 

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