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- Dongyoung Lee; Kyungho Choi
- Science of the total environment 2019 v.671 pp. 1026-1035
- European Union; active ingredients; aquatic environment; chronic diseases; drug residues; ecosystems; environmental assessment; environmental health; guidelines; humans; laws and regulations; marketing; pharmaceutical industry; risk; risk assessment; risk reduction; Canada; United States
- ... With the growth of the aging population and increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, more medicinal products are expected to be used in growing amount. Consequently, numerous pharmaceutical residues have been detected in aquatic environments worldwide. Because of the potential impacts of pharmaceutical residues on the ecosystem, ensuring the environmental safety of the pharmaceutical products be ...
- Christian W. Klampfl
- Trends in analytical chemistry 2019 v.111 pp. 13-26
- biosolids; drug residues; environmental assessment; fertilizers; humans; irrigation; metabolites; sewage treatment; soil
- ... Residues of pharmaceuticals are ubiquitous in the environment, due to the increased use of drugs for treating humans and animals. If in agriculture water or biosolids from sewage treatment plants or manure from treated animals are used for irrigation or as a fertilizer respectively, drug residues may come into contact with plants. Subsequently these substances may be taken up, be translocated and ...