Are prescription drugs harming Great Lakes fish?

Jan 20, 2015

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Rebecca Klaper

Lots of things end up in Great Lakes that shouldn’t be there. Plastic bottles and microbeads, fertilizer runoff from farm fields, and invasive species are only a few. Now, add to that list prescription drugs. Researchers are increasingly worried about how chemicals from prescription medication could be impacting aquatic wildlife.

Current State talks with Rebecca Klaper, a professor of freshwater science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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