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Study: U.K. rivers are filled with fish that are coked up, high on party drugs, and loaded with pesticides

Pollution happening world wide – filth offloaded into waterways since day dot practically, I recall warnings not to eat the shellfish back in the 1950s. In NZ I noted, an application for consent to dump sewage into the Manawatu River was back in the late 1800s. What other ‘animal’ on the planet shits in their food basket except (some) humans? And corporations are never made to clean it up. Just kick the proverbial can down the road. EWR


(Natural News) Are your fish on drugs? New research from King’s College London confirms that river-dwelling wildlife in the U.K. are being poisoned with a laundry list of drugs and chemicals — ranging from cocaine to pesticides. The findings have left scientists in absolute shock and dismay, even though similarly grim scenarios have already played out in the United States. Indeed, it would appear that waterway pollution is a major problem for developed countries — especially for the wildlife that resides in such areas.

In the U.S., the primary drivers of waterway drug pollution are simple: Excretion and toilet-flushing. At least on this side of the pond, most drugs find their way into water systems after being excreted in human waste — or after someone has flushed their unused medication. In the United Kingdom, it’s suspected that legal and illegal ties to waste systems are behind the influx of waterway pollution.

Fish filled with cocaine

As Daily Mail reports, scientists from King’s College London and University of Suffolk joined forces to survey rivers from rural Suffolk County. In all, samples from 15 different river sites were tested — and all of them tested positive for illicit party drugs. In shrimp, the researchers even found traces of ketamine and other pharmaceuticals.

Fifty-six different chemicals were found in the fish and shrimp, with cocaine and lidocaine being the two most commonly found drugs, followed by ketamine. Lidocaine is a legal drug often used by the dental industry as a numbing agent — but as Daily Mail explains, it is also used for illicit purposes.

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-10-17-uk-rivers-fish-coked-up-drugs-pesticides.html

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Prescription drugs now kill more people than illegal drugs

Story at-a-glance

  • For the first time, deaths from properly prescribed drugs now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States
  • Drug-induced fatalities are being fueled by overdoses on prescription pain and anxiety medications
  • Those most at risk from dying from this new drug crisis are people in their 40s, but teenagers and the elderly are also at risk
  • Between 2001 and 2008, there was a 36 percent increase in hospital admissions, and a 28 percent increase in emergency room visits, among children age 5 and younger who had accidentally ingested medication

By Dr. Mercola

Death by medicine is a 21st-century epidemic, and America’s “war on drugs” is clearly directed at the wrong enemy!

Prescription drugs are now killing far more people than illegal drugs, and while most major causes of preventable deaths are declining, those from prescription drug use are increasing, an analysis of recently released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the Los Angeles Times revealed.

The Times analysis of 2009 death statistics, the most recent available, showed:

  • For the first time ever in the US, more people were killed by drugs than motor vehicle accidents
  • 37,485 people died from drugs, a rate fueled by overdoses on prescription pain and anxiety medications, versus 36,284 from traffic accidents
  • Drug fatalities more than doubled among teens and young adults between 2000 and 2008, and more than tripled among people aged 50 to 69

Again, these drug-induced fatalities are not being driven by illegal street drugs; the analysis found that the most commonly abused prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax and Soma now cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.

‘Pharmageddon’ Is Upon Us

Pharmageddon1 is “the prospect of a world in which medicines and medicine produce more ill-health than health, and when medical progress does more harm than good” — and it is no longer a prospect but fully upon us. Those most at risk from dying from this new drug crisis are people you would least expect; the analysis revealed the death toll is highest among people in their 40s, but all ages, from teenagers to the elderly, and all walks of life are being affected. In fact, prescription drugs are now the preferred “high” for many, especially teens, as they are typically used legally, which eliminates the stigma of being a “junkie.”

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https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/26/prescription-drugs-number-one-cause-preventable-death-in-us.aspx

Colombia gov’t confirms suspension of aerial coca spraying – Reuters

More news on the glyphosate front as more and more people wake up to the toxicity of glyphosate based herbicides. May the trend continue until it is hopefully banned altogether.

“Colombia will suspend aerial fumigation of illegal coca plants in light of a number of studies linking the herbicide involved to cancer, a move that marks the end of a decades-long strategy in the country’s fight against drug trafficking.

Spraying coca leaves, which are used to make cocaine, has been a key part of Colombia’s efforts to curb production of some 300 tonnes of cocaine a year that make it one of the world’s biggest producers of the drug…”

Read the full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/15/us-colombia-drugs-idUSKBN0O021G20150515