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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b><font size="6" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:24.0pt;color:windowtext;font-weight:bold">Pharmaceuticals in wastewater target of sewage
 treatment study<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b><font size="4" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:13.5pt;color:windowtext;font-weight:bold">Studies show some pharmaceuticals can harm fish,
 but effects on humans still not clear<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext"><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/cbc-news-online-news-staff-list-1.1294364"><font color="blue"><span style="color:blue">CBC News</span></font></a> Posted:
 Jul 17, 2015 6:00 AM AT Last Updated: Jul 17, 2015 6:00 AM AT <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext"><img border="0" width="450" height="196" id="Picture_x0020_1" src="cid:image001.jpg@01D0EAE4.329F5410" alt="Acadia University chemist Anthony Tong demonstrates how his membrane bioreactor works. Testing will soon begin to see if the device can eliminate pharmaceuticals from waste water. "></span></font><font color="black"><span lang="EN" style="color:windowtext"><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">Acadia University chemist Anthony Tong demonstrates how his membrane bioreactor works. Testing will soon begin to see if the device can eliminate pharmaceuticals
 from waste water. (CBC) <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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 that make up the membrane.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">But scientists at Acadia University hope this bioreactor is the solution to an emerging question:&nbsp;how to stop traces of medications swallowed by Canadians
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">&quot;The municipal wastewater plant, they're not designed to treat the pharmaceuticals,&quot; says Anthony Tong, a professor of chemistry at the university.
 &quot;That is the major concern here.&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">Tong and his team will soon begin testing the device and the special membrane that's been devised, an effort that throws traditional sewage treatment
 methods for a loop.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">Rather than kill bacteria in sewage water, researchers are looking to pinpoint particular strains that can be effective in breaking down pharmaceuticals.
 The membrane will hold on to those bacteria, using what's already in the wastewater to clean out contaminants.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">&quot;It's doable,&quot; Tong says. &quot;It's more of a how and when we are going to implement a new technology to improve the pharmaceutical treatment efficiency.&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">Pharmaceuticals end up in wastewater because drugs are not completely&nbsp;metabolised. In some cases, as much as 90 per cent passes through our bodies.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<b><font size="5" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:18.0pt;color:windowtext;font-weight:bold">N.S. waste water tested<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">In recent years, Acadia researchers have sampled water leaving more than 20 sewage treatment plants across Nova Scotia, testing each for 13 commonly
 used pharmaceuticals and finding traces of all.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">The list includes drugs to treat diabetes, inflammation and depression, and household staples like acetaminophen. Scientists also looked at caffeine
 and cotinine, which is found in tobacco.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">The levels of pharmaceuticals in samples&nbsp;varied greatly, Tong said, depending in part on the level of treatment the water received. The chemist's aim&nbsp;is
 to improve on that, creating a system that can be easily added to sewage plants to specifically target pharmaceuticals.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">The work adds to an emerging body of research examining pharmaceuticals that are going down household toilets and eventually emerging in the environment.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">Tong says most of the samples he and his team tested revealed only trace amounts, not enough to have an &quot;acute toxic effect.&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">The worry, he says, is bioaccumulation &#8212; pharmaceuticals building up in tissue over time and making their way up through the food chain.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<b><font size="5" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:18.0pt;color:windowtext;font-weight:bold">Aquatic harm<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">The amounts detected in other studies are generally small and it's not clear what effect, if any at all, this might have on humans.
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<font color="blue"><span style="color:blue">But scientists have shown some pharmaceuticals can harm aquatic reproduction</span></font></a>.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">Last year, Environment Canada officials told a Senate committee hearing that more than 165 individual pharmaceuticals and personal care products have
 been identified in water samples.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">The difficulty in determining wider implications is that wastewater treatment plants are all different&nbsp;and the &quot;cocktail&quot; of&nbsp;pharmaceuticals that come
 through them vary, says&nbsp;Wendy&nbsp;Krkosek, a research engineer with Dalhousie University's Centre for Water Resources Studies.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">The ongoing&nbsp;research is being monitored by Halifax Water, which runs several wastewater treatment plants in the metro area.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">Susheel Arora, director of waste water services, says sewage plants are generally not designed to remove pharmaceuticals, but some are still eliminated
 through regular treatment.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">He says some ecotoxicity studies show changes in fish, but scientists are still looking at the effects of&nbsp;miniscule concentrations.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">&quot;That's where the research is going,&quot;&nbsp;Arora says. &quot;What is the risk? That's the billion dollar question. What is the risk of these things at those
 certain low levels.&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:12.0pt;color:windowtext">There are currently no national standards specifically governing the treatment of pharmaceuticals in wastewater. And Arora says he believes it will
 be a &quot;long time&quot; before sewage plants are required to filter out such contaminants.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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