Because people will be injesting the chemicals, not just the fish in the polluted eco system.

A new study by the Silent Spring Institute in Newton shows that sewage treatment plants aren’t any better at removing a new class of contaminants from treated water than septic systems. The results weren’t surprising because wastewater treatment systems are made to remove pathogens and solid waste, not the chemicals contained in medicine, herbicides, plasticizers and other products, Silent Spring Institute research scientist Laurel Schaider said. [email protected] 09:16

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