Excessive amount of antibiotics found in Chinese waters threatens health of millions, ecosystems

High levels of antibiotics in China’s rivers expose millions of nearby residents and local ecosystems to grave risks

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High levels of antibiotics found in Yangtse river, China – image credit Marshall Segal.

China Central Television reported this week that a very excessive amount of antibiotics has been found in water tested from China’s major rivers, as well as in tap water in East China’s Jiangsu Province, exposing millions of nearby residents and local ecosystems to grave risks.

The report said that the high concentration of antibiotics was created by pharmaceutical drug producers illegal discharges and by poultry farmers abuse.

Read High levels of antibiotics in China’s rivers,
Global Times, 2014-12-26.

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