We Must Consider How Climate Change Will Affect People With Disabilities

May 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Mention "climate change and disability" and many are puzzled -- but that lasts only a few sentences into further explanation.
Comprising a significant 10 percent to 15 percent of the global population, people with disabilities are uniquely affected by climate change. This population includes a wide array of mobility, sensory (visual, hearing), developmental, intellectual and emotional impairments, as well as chronic health conditions.

Pharmaceutical Makers Sending Drug-Spiked Water to Treatment Plants

May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Pharmaceutical Makers Sending Drug-Spiked Water to Treatment Plants

(Photo: Ian Iott/flickr)
Wastewater treatment plants taking discharges from nearby pharmaceutical manufacturers have "substantially" higher concentrations of drugs in the water, according to a new national study.
In the most extreme example, an anti-fungal drug was found at levels 3,000 times higher at a treatment plant near a drug maker compared to treatment plants that don't accept drug maker discharge.

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