Our Rivers on Drugs Hosted by Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Cary Institute scientist Emma Rosi-Marshall will discuss the effect of pharmaceutical and personal care product pollution has on rivers and streams.

Pharmaceutical pollution includes an array of contaminants, from prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs to antimicrobial and cosmetics. These compounds enter streams and rivers from our households, and are often not removed by waste water treatment facilities.

Learn how pharmaceutical pollution harms aquatic life and compromises the health of our nation’s freshwaters. Rosi-Marshall will also outline what is needed to combat the growing problem.