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Disposal practices for unused medications around the world.
Pharmaceuticals have been detected throughout the environment where at least in some cases, they have been shown to have a detrimental effect. Many result from improper patient disposal of unused… Expand
TiO2-assisted photodegradation of pharmaceuticals — a review
AbstractPharmaceutical compounds have been detected in the environment and potentially arise from the discharge of excreted and improperly disposed medication from sewage treatment facilities. In… Expand
Disposal practices for unused medications in New Zealand community pharmacies.
INTRODUCTION One of the recommended methods for households to dispose of unused medications in many countries is to return them to community pharmacies. However, such a practice will only reduce the… Expand
UV-induced photodegradation of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in water
Environmental context Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) is widely used to prevent and treat influenza but conventional wastewater processes involving sedimentation and biotic oxidation do not appear to… Expand
UV Photodegradation of Enoxacin in Water: Kinetics and Degradation Pathways
AbstractFluoroquinolones, such as enoxacin, are poorly removed by common sewage-treatment processes, leading to their discharge into the environment, where they have unknown, and potentially serious,… Expand
9 – Summary and Conclusions
The prescription and disposal of pharmaceuticals and their detection in the environment are summarized. The likely environmental impacts and methods to degrade pharmaceuticals in wastewater treatment… Expand
Detection and presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment
The generally very low concentrations of pharmaceutical species in natural environments make both their identification and quantitation very difficult particularly as they often occur as complex… Expand
Impact of pharmaceuticals on the environment
The occurrence of pharmaceuticals in sewage effluents, surface water, groundwater, and drinking water is widely recognized as a potential global environmental issue. There is a dearth of data… Expand
Degradation of pharmaceuticals in wastewater
The majority of the human pharmaceuticals that have been detected in the natural environment have arisen though their discharge in parent or metabolized forms into sewage wastewater which is then… Expand