Drug Use at Large Gathering Causes Spike in Water Contaminants

Research shows a large music festival in Taiwan resulted in a spike in a slew of chemical contaminants — both over-the-counter and illicit — in nearby waterways. The findings underscore the potential impact of pharmaceuticals and recreational drugs on the environment — along with the lack of regulations needed to address those threats.

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Research by Taiwanese scientists shows a large music festival on the island resulted in a spike in a slew  of chemical contaminants — both over-the-counter and illicit — in nearby waterways.