Painkiller Waste in the Jakarta Bay
BRIN researchers discover concentrations of pain and cold relief medicine pollution in the Jakarta Bay. This acetaminophen waste is known to have an impact on shellfish, but its effects on humans are yet to be determined.
CARMIDI, 42, has already heard the news about acetaminophen, or paracetamol, concentrations in the estuary waters of the Jakarta Bay, but he was not aware of its problems. This resident of Muara Angke, North Jakarta, who manages fishermen’s boats and sells fish, admitted that the problem of medicinal pollution has not reached his community.
“Our understanding is that it’s merely waste,” said Carmidi, who goes by the nickname Iwan. “If...
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