SDG 06: Clean Water and Sanitation

Pharmaceuticals are present in almost all the world's rivers, study finds

Only two rivers in Iceland and one near a village in Venezuela, whose inhabitants use no modern medicine, were completely unaffected by pharmaceutical pollution. Image: Unsplash/ Abhyuday Majhi

Douglas Broom

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These are the drugs polluting our rivers. Image: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Sources of waterborne antibiotics. Image: Sources of waterborne antibiotics.

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