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Diabetes Drug Found in Lake Michigan Could Hurt Fish
The level of a diabetes drug in Lake Michigan has reached to the extent where it could hurt the endocrine systems of fish, researchers have warned.

A team of researchers with the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee tested Lake Michigan waters outside one plant, and found that the diabetes drug metformin was the most common personal-care medicine present there.

The researchers said the drug could be found in water samples taken as far as two miles off the shore of Lake Michigan.


 
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