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Medicines, Caffeine And Antibacterial Soap Among Contaminants Found In American Streams

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March 13, 2002
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A national survey of U.S. streams across 30 states has revealed a list of compounds that looks like a sample from our national medicine cabinet. Among them are the painkillers acetaminophen and ibuprofen, prescription medicines for cardiac disorders and hypertension, and female sex hormones used in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy.

A national survey of U.S. streams across 30 states has revealed a list of compounds that looks like a sample from our national medicine cabinet. Among them are the painkillers acetaminophen and ibuprofen, prescription medicines for cardiac disorders and hypertension, and female sex hormones used in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy.


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American Chemical Society. (2002, March 13). Medicines, Caffeine And Antibacterial Soap Among Contaminants Found In American Streams. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020313074342.htm
American Chemical Society. "Medicines, Caffeine And Antibacterial Soap Among Contaminants Found In American Streams." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020313074342.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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