Toxins Linked To Music Festival Waste May Contaminate Drinking Water

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A new study from the Environmental Science & Technology journal analyzing “emerging contaminants” (EC) determined that foreign toxins like waste from hygiene products and drug use may be eluding water treatment plants, allowing contaminants to reenter drinking water cycles and also affect fish and other aquatic life. Specifically, the study notes that traces of dangerous drugs like ecstasy and ketamine that could be particularly harmful for the surrounding environment’s rivers, soil, and inhabitants. The effects of harmful drugs in the environment, aquatic life, and in particular drinking water are still unknown…Read More (PDF)

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