All sorts of things get dumped into rivers and lakes, but nothing compares to this recent study.
Scientists in Great Britain say the nation’s rivers are contaminated with drugs – and the fish are full of cocaine. Yeah, you read that correctly. Cocaine.
Researchers studying fish and shrimp in Britain’s rivers found traces of cocaine in every single sample taken from 15 different river sites. Ketamine, MDMA, and meth were also detected.
Scientists were surprised to find concentrations of drugs in rural areas, and aren’t sure what the source of the pharmaceutical contamination is.
Do you think our water sources are becoming too polluted?
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