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Techniques & Tools Environmental, Liquid Chromatography, Pharma & Biopharma, Mass Spectrometry

There’s Something in the Water

A recent study from the University of York, UK, found traces of 29 different drug compounds within two local rivers (1). The drugs – detected using HPLC-MS/MS – included antidepressants, antibiotics, painkillers, and treatments for diabetes and epilepsy. The levels were in themselves low, but the team are concerned about the long-term impact of the emissions. How can the potential consequences for human (and environmental) health be better understood? And what can be done to help? We spoke to Alistair Boxall, Professor in Environmental Science at the University of York, about his quest to find out more.

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