U.S. STREAMS LIKE SANTA CRUZ RIVER SEE HIGH ENDOCRINE POLLUTANT CONCENTRATIONS DURING LOW-FLOW
Our wastewater plants don’t filter out chemical compounds in many of the drugs and personal care products we use. Discoveries about the effects of these chemicals on aquatic wildlife raises concerns about other potentially harmful impacts. A study by Fulton Schools Professor Paul Westerhoff and Duke University Research Associate Jacelyn Rice calls attention to the troubling deficiencies of the country’s water treatment infrastructure.