You may have read the reference in "Watershed Currents," which contained
the summary below of a Washington Post article. Also, a very good article
about the study is available on-line at the Science News web site:
PHARMACEUTICALS IN SURFACE WATER
Recent studies in Switzerland and Germany report that many lakes and
rivers contain small concentrations of antibiotics. Researchers
concluded that the drugs are reaching the water bodies through human
waste disposal. The concentration of the drugs is very small and
scientists have only recently had the technology to measure them.
The potential effects of the drugs on water bodies is unknown, but
concentrations in German wastewater may be high enough to kill some
bacteria, which could lead to higher bacterial resistance.
Joby Warrick et al., WASHINGTON POST, March 23, 1998
At 05:34 PM 6/10/98 EDT, you wrote:
>I can't seem to find a reference that I think was posted on this list within
>the past few months. The post was about finding pharmaceuticals in water.
>I've talked to people that also read the information, but none of us saved
>I checked the PANUPS index but it was too general to find the info. If
>remembers the reference or can send me a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org I would
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