Drugs on tap

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médicaments effets environnement pollution

Assortiment de médicaments posé sur une feuille de soins. © (FILM) AFP PHOTO JEAN-PIERRE MULLER

Britain has a serious and unnecessary drug habit, but the implications of our pill-forevery-ill culture go far beyond the adverse effects on human health. The complex chemicals in modern pharmaceuticals, as well as the manufacturing processes involved, leave a massive industrial footprint on the natural world that is largely ignored by both science and government.

The Ecologist

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