Researchers at the Cary Institute recently published a study on amphetamines (from both legal and illegal types) found in urban streams. More importantly, the researchers observed the following impacts at 1 ppb (part per billion) concentrations of amphetamine:
Here is a link to a news release by the Cary Institute.
Here is the link to the full article in Environmental Science & Technology.
Occurrence and Potential Biological Effects of Amphetamine on Stream Communities
Sylvia S. Lee, Alexis M. Paspalof, Daniel D. Snow, Erinn K. Richmond, Emma J. Rosi-Marshall, and John J. Kelly. Environmental Science & Technology . DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03717http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.est.6b03717
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
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