If you picked up a newspaper or turned on the news just about anywhere in the country late last week, chances are good you saw the results of a Baylor study that found human medications and personal care products in fish from several American rivers.
The study — the first of its kind on such a national scope — was conducted by Baylor researchers working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Baylor team, headed by Baylor professors Dr. Bryan Brooks and Dr. Kevin Chambliss, was chosen by the consultant hired by the EPA because of Baylor’s innovative detection methodologies. Based on this pilot study, the EPA will now expand its investigation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products.
Want to learn more? Beyond the official press release, you can read coverage from Newsweek, U.S. News, BusinessWeek, Forbes as well as from the Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Salt Lake Tribune, and of course the Waco Tribune-Herald. ABC News, MSNBC, Fox News, and the Discovery Channel each ran the Associated Press‘ version of the story, while local news affiliates like Orlando’s Fox 35 ran localized stories on the subject — each report flinging the Baylor name a little farther.
Sic ’em, Baylor researchers!