Rivers loaded with antibiotics waste
29, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research.
- Scientists found one or more common antibiotics in two-thirds of 711 samples taken from rivers in 72 countries.
- At one location in Bangladesh, concentrations of another widely used antibiotic, metronidazole, were 300 times above the limit.