Pollution in our pants

Our hope that sustainability will replace our industrial culture will require much more than green power and the newest infrastructure, because damage is much more pervasive than merely fixing lights and gas tanks.

Here’s another challenge:

pharm wastes:

pills in our waterChemicals, drugs and, yes, contraceptive pills, are entering our water supplies and rivers causing male fish to become females, reproductive cancers, as well as reducing the fertility of men.

Hormone-blocking chemicals in our water are lowering male testosterone. Science blog.

Where about 90 Indian drug factories dump wastewater in India, they were shocked. A single, powerful antibiotic was being spewed into one stream each day to treat every person in a city of 90,000. Indian factories produce drugs for much of the world, including Americans. The wastewater downstream from the Indian plants contained 150 times the highest levels detected in the USA. AP Newsvine