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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pharmaceuticals Cause Serious Environmental Harm In India

ScienceDaily (Feb. 7, 2009) — Many of the substances in the most common medicines are manufactured in India and China. Some of these factories release large quantities of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical substances into the environment. There is an obvious risk of these releases leading to resistant bacteria.

Cetirizine, ciprofloxacin, citalopram, levofloxacin, losartan, metoprolol, norfloxacin, ofloxacin and ranitidine were used in this study.

University of Gothenburg (2009, February 7). Pharmaceuticals Sold In Sweden Cause Serious Environmental Harm In India, Research Shows. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 12, 2009, from Link