Emerging Contaminants Linked To Music Festivals May Contaminate Drinking Water

A new study from the Environmental Science & Technology journal analyzing “emerging contaminants” (EC) determined that foreign toxins like waste from hygiene products and drug use may be eluding water filtration at water treatment plants, allowing contaminants to reenter drinking water cycles and also affect fish and other aquatic life. Specifically, the study notes that traces of dangerous drugs like ecstasy and ketamine that could be particularly harmful for the surrounding environment’s rivers, soil, and inhabitants. Read More (PDF)


January 20, 2015

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