Drug Used To Treat Skin Conditions Is A Marine Pollutant

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 21:35 in Biology & Nature

Clotrimazole is a common ingredient in over-the-counter skin creams. Recent results from research in Sweden now show that it is associated with major environmental risks. "The pharmaceuticals and chemicals in everyday use form a mixture in the ocean that has a direct impact on the growth and reproduction of organisms," says scientist Tobias Porsbring.

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