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Water Pollution: Wastewater and Pharmaceuticals

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Why is it difficult to remove of pharmaceuticals from water supplies?

A

The concentrations of pharmaceuticals in the water are too high.

B

Pharmaceuticals dilute to a safe concentration in large bodies of water.

C

Current technology does not allow for the removal of all pharmaceuticals from the water.

D

Pharmaceuticals do not pose a health risk to people.

E

Pharmaceuticals are absorbed by the biota in the water.