Saturday, November 12, 2011
One of my Natural Resources Law and Policy students is doing an interesting research paper on how to better control the vast quantities of pharmaceuticals making their way into our water resources. She passed along the below informative image, which depicts "the relative amounts of four pharmaceutical drugs found in fish pulled from Chicago's North Shore Channel," and includes antihistamine, antihypertensive, antidepressant, and antiseizure medications. The visual really drives home the potential threats to our fisheries and human health when we allow the drugs we use to enter our water systems.
- Blake Hudson