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Pharmaceuticals move throughout the aquatic environment.

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The Flow of Pharmaceuticals

 Many of the more than 4,000 prescription medications used for human and animal health ultimately find their way into the environment. They can pollute directly from pharmaceutical manufacturing plants or from humans and animals. As these chemicals make their way into terrestrial and aquatic environments, they can affect the health and behavior of wildlife, including insects, fish, birds, and more.

Credit: Al Granberg


Credit: Al Granberg

The Scientist