Study: Oregon oysters laced with pharmaceuticals and heavy metals

Native Olympia oysters in Oregon’s Netarts and Coos bays are loaded with pharmaceuticals and chemicals, including pain relievers, antibiotics, mercury and pesticides, says a study by Portland State University researchers, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Geological Survey and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The chemical contamination discovered fell within acceptable levels set… » Read More

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