Hudson River Flooded With Micropollutants Including Insect Repellant, Pharmaceuticals Harmful to Aquatic Life

Hudson River

By Ethan A. Huff – Natural News

(NaturalNews) When researchers out of Cornell University decided to partner with the water quality monitoring group Riverkeeper to test New York’s notorious Hudson River for common environmental contaminants, they probably didn’t anticipate detecting more than 70 percent of the “micropollutants” for which they routinely look when collecting water samples.

Residues from a shocking 83 different pharmaceuticals, pesticides and personal care products were found in the river’s estuaries, a new study explains – the first-of-its-kind to investigate the composition of America’s waterways to such a precise degree. Though mostly in trace amounts, the presence of these substances highlights the pervasive nature of many modern chemicals.

Continue reading at Natural News: Hudson River Flooded With Micropollutants Including Insect Repellant, Pharmaceuticals Harmful to Aquatic Life

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