They're beautiful on the surface, but, our rivers are on drugs.
The scientists at the Cary Institute of Ecological Studies say their findings show human drug use is having an increasing impact on the amphibious environment.
PPCP’s are leaking into our waterways and changing the ecology.
PPCP's: that’s pharmaceuticals and personal care products. Associate Scientist at the Cary Institute, Emma Rosi-Marshall says people don’t fully metabolize most of the drugs they take and they’re coming out in our waste products which then seep into waterways.