NYC: No Risk from Pharmaceuticals in Water

May 28, 2010  |  

(AP) – A one-year study of New York City’s upstate drinking water supply has found only extremely small traces of pharmaceuticals and personal care products that pose no public health risk.

The city’s Department of Environmental last year conducted quarterly tests at three source water locations in the Croton, Delaware, and Catskill watersheds for 78 compounds such as caffeine, penicillin, and the insect repellent DEET.

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