[Pharmwaste] antibiotics pollute India's water

Tenace, Laurie Laurie.Tenace at dep.state.fl.us
Wed Sep 9 12:58:45 EDT 2009

Unprecedented levels of antibiotics pollute India's water.
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Levels of antibiotics measured in streams, lakes and well water near
pharmaceutical factories in India are 100,000 to 1,000,000 times higher than
levels measured in waters that receive sewage effluent in the US or China.
Much of the world's supply of supply of generic antibiotics is produced in
the study area. These levels pose direct risks to human health via
contaminated drinking water, and they may also foster conditions for
pathogens to develop antibiotic resistance.

Laurie Tenace
Environmental Specialist
Waste Reduction Section
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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Tallahassee FL 32399-2400
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