Confronting the Challenge Of Pharmaceutical Pollution

By Erik Goldman

Pharmaceutical ingredients have been detected–sometimes at physiologically active levels–in rivers and waterways all over the world. Despite the ubiquity of the problem, few countries are taking action (Image: Lightspring/Shutterstock)

The world has a drug problem. A drug pollution problem, that is.

Infiltration of potentially bioactive drug metabolites into waterways and groundwater is a widespread and growing phenomenon affecting nearly every region of the planet.

According to a recent worldwide study, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) have been detected in streams and rivers on every continent, including Antarctica, sometimes in concentrations that could have physiological effects on humans.

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Restore Immune Tolerance and Optimize Health with Nature’s pHarmacy

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A healthy immune system naturally regulates between defense and repair. But when confronted by unrelenting challenges, it becomes overburdened and the repair functions take a back seat to defense. The result is a “repair deficit” characterized by chronic inflammation—a well-recognized cause and amplifier of chronic disease.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of inflammation and repair deficit as underlying causes for practically all chronic conditions.
  • Recognize the value of T lymphocytes and their role in influencing immune health.
  • Learn about high-sensitivity assessment techniques including tests for detecting delayed hypersensitivities.
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SPONSORED BY PERQUE Integrative Health

Russell M. Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN has more than 40 years of experience in molecular biology and clinical diagnostics. He has pioneered “lymphocyte tests of immune function and hypersensitivity” and is focused on providing functional, predictive tests and procedures to improve diagnostic precision and treatment outcomes. He received his MD and PhD degrees from the Boston University School of Medicine, and completed residency training in clinical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health before starting the Health Studies Collegium think tank and PERQUE Integrative Health, LLC, a company that offers scientifically-proven integrative health solutions that speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring. 

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