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Pankaj Seth, 2009


Drugs & Chemicals: Planetary Impact (10 entries)


Evidence of antibiotic in South Saskatchewan river: The data indicate that planktonic bacteria can be very sensitive to tetracycline at extremely low concentrations and that microbial production is seriously affected.
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Tons of Released Drugs Taint U.S. Water
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• Pharmaceuticals found in 4 cities' tap water:
Trace amounts of prescription drugs have been detected in the drinking water of four Canadian communities, including Montreal and Hamilton, the first time pharmaceutical products have been discovered in North America's municipal water supplies
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• Ontario doctors link pesticides to major diseases:
Ontario's family doctors are strongly urging Canadians to limit their exposure to pesticides after reviewing their “consistent” link with serious illnesses
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• High levels of chemicals in beef, pork: Montreal report
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• High seafood intake could reduce fertility: study
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• Common cleaning chemical linked to male infertility: study
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• Food additives linked to hyperactivity: study
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• Air pollution linked to inherited mutations:
Sooty air pollution can cause genetic damage that can be passed along to offspring, Canadian researchers reported in a study on mice
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• The ugly side of the beauty business:
Scientists say ingredients in beauty products may be causing cancer
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