Nov 7, 2018

Drug pollution concentrates in stream bugs, passes to predators in water and on land

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Free drug cocktails for everyone, yay! 😏.

Sixty-nine pharmaceutical compounds have been detected in stream insects, some at concentrations that may threaten animals that feed on them, such as trout and platypus. When these insects emerge as flying adults, they can pass drugs to spiders, birds, bats, and other streamside foragers. These findings by an international team of researchers were published today in Nature Communications.

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