groundwater drugs -- 003

groundwater drugs -- 003

detection frequency chart

All samples were analyzed for seven over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals: acetaminophen, ampicillin, caffeine, naproxen, ofloxacin, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. At least one compound was detected at all sites. Ofloxacin and sulfamethoxazole—antibiotics prescribed for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections – were the most frequently detected compounds.

IMAGE: Heather Gall Research Group / Penn State