Frequent contributor Bernard L. pointed me to this National Geographic "infographics". This surely belongs to the Art section of the infographics gallery, which I discussed in the "Whither Infographics" post. This fact is acknowledged by the editors who labeled this "Art: Fish Pharm".
It's a very pretty picture. And I'm cool to turn a blind eye to:
- the uneven sizes of the pills
- the dislocated, non-contiguous areas (diphenhydramine)
- the dual-colored area (green-yellow), especially as the same green represented a different pill
- the water bubbles treated as part of the fish
but I'm still debating:
Is it an artistic license taken too far to imply that pharma chemicals have completely stuffed the fish (so much as to also infect the exhaled bubbles) when the text actually said the fish contained "traces of pharmaceuticals and toiletries"?
The footnote apologizes for the percentages not adding up to 100 percent, but 100 percent of what?
And by the way, this is the first time I have seen the word "pharmaceutical" used as a noun to represent medicines manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. As a noun, I understand "pharmaceutical" to mean a company that designs and makes medicines.