Several Common Drugs Are Apt to Leach Into O`ahu’s Groundwater, Study Finds

posted in: June 2016 | 0

(This article has been revised to clarify 1) the number of compounds that could be considered CECs worldwide and their detectability, 2) the description of the model used in the study, and 3) the model's treatment of conservation lands.)

Of 11 pharmaceuticals commonly found in sewage, University of Hawai`i graduate student Jeffrey Murl has recently determined that seven of them have the potential to leach into O`ahu’s groundwater, one poses an uncertain risk, and the remaining three — which are perhaps the most likely to impact humans and animals at low doses — are unlikely to . . .

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