Jakarta Bay, already polluted by plastics, has high levels of paracetamol harmful to marine life

High concentrations of the drug paracetamol have been found in the waters off the northern part of Indonesia’s capital, according to a recent study, raising concerns about risks to the environment from improper waste management.The study, which involved seawater samples taken from four different sites in the effluent-riddled Jakarta Bay as well as a site off the coast of Central Java, was published in the online journal Science Direct in August. It is the first to report the presence of…


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