Drugs and cleansers sneak into your drinking water

SALISBURY — Medications and personal care products find their way into the nation’s rivers, according to Emma Rosi, a senior scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook.

Rosi gave a presentation, “Our Rivers on Drugs,” at Noble Horizons on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The research Rosi and her team are doing is largely uncharted territory, she said.

The drugs include many common prescriptions: antidepressants, antibiotics, antihistamines, anticonvulsants, painkillers.

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