Pharmaceuticals Present in Burlington Wastewater

Lake Champlain. Photo: Marty Desilets, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Lake Champlain. Photo: Marty Desilets, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

From Burlington Free Press:

“Lake Champlain is the source of drinking water for tens of thousands of people in the Burlington area. Scientists say the risk to human health from drugs in the water appears to be low, but more research is needed, especially in regards to the effects long-term exposure could have on vulnerable populations like pregnant women, children and people with allergies.”

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