A framework for the assessment of the environmental risk posed by pharmaceuticals originating from hospital effluents.

Abstract

The consumption of pharmaceuticals is increasing in both hospitals and households. After administration, many compounds enter the water cycle as parent compounds or their metabolites via excretion. Conventional municipal wastewater treatment plants are unable to efficiently remove all the different compounds found in sewage and, consequently, treated… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.128

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