Ecstasy Levels Increase in Rivers Near Music Festival

Gepubliceerd op 24 jan. 2015

Ecstasy and caffeine levels spiked in rivers near the Spring Scream music festival in Taiwan creating a significant amount of damage to the local environment, according to a study by The American Chemical Society, which analyzed water contamination levels before, during, and after the festival. The study found spikes of fifteen different illegal substances, which festival-goers had introduced into nearby rivers. Are music festivals like Coachella and Burning Man contaminating local rivers and affecting aquatic life? We take a look at the study, in this Lip News clip with Gabriel Mizrahi.


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