Probe: Pharmaceuticals In Drinking Water

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The Stroud Water Research Center, in Avondale, Pa., has measured water samples from New York City’s upstate watershed for caffeine, a common contaminant that scientists often look for as a possible signal for the presence of other pharmaceuticals. Though more caffeine was detected at suburban sites, researcher Anthony Aufdenkampe was struck by the relatively high levels even in less populated areas.

Stroud Center scientist Anthony Aufdenkampe, Ph.D., was interviewed for this CBS News story