The Thames, generally regarded as one of Europe’s cleanest rivers, is contaminated by a mixture of five antibiotics, scientists have found. Photo: Shutterstock

World’s rivers ‘awash with dangerous antibiotics’, massive global study warns

  • Antibiotic pollution helps bacteria develop resistance to medicines – which could kill 10 million people by 2050, the UN says
  • Human and animal waste has been linked to the rise of antibiotics in rivers
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The Thames, generally regarded as one of Europe’s cleanest rivers, is contaminated by a mixture of five antibiotics, scientists have found. Photo: Shutterstock
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