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Antibiotic Resistance Is Accelerating Near Pharmaceutical Factories

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Story at-a-glance -

  • Massive amounts of pharmaceutical waste — up to thousands of tons a day — are entering waterways near bulk drug manufacturing facilities in India
  • Researchers tested nearly 30 water samples near such facilities and all were contaminated with antimicrobials at levels up to 5,500 times higher than the environmental regulation limit.
  • More than 95 percent of the samples also contained multidrug-resistant bacteria and fungi

By Dr. Mercola

Nearly half of Americans took at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days, but chances are most of them did not give much thought to where those drugs came from. Unbeknownst to many, most drugs taken by Americans are not made in the U.S. but, rather, come from bulk drug manufacturing facilities in places like China and India.

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