Only half the drugs in sewage are removed before entering Great Lakes

Read the full story at Great Lakes Echo.

Editors note: This story first appeared in Environmental Health News. It is written by former Echo reporter Brian Bienkowski

Only about half of the prescription drugs and other newly emerging contaminants in sewage are removed by treatment plants.

That’s the finding of a new report by the International Joint Commission, a consortium of officials from the United States and Canada who study the Great Lakes.

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