Contamination profiles and mass loadings of macrolide antibiotics and illicit drugs from a small urban wastewater treatment plant.

@article{Loganathan2009ContaminationPA,
  title={Contamination profiles and mass loadings of macrolide antibiotics and illicit drugs from a small urban wastewater treatment plant.},
  author={Bommanna G Loganathan and Malia Phillips and Holly Mowery and Tammy L Jones-Lepp},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={70-7}
}
Information is limited regarding sources, distribution, environmental behavior, and fate of prescribed and illicit drugs. Wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents can be one of the sources of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCP) into streams, rivers and lakes. The objective of this study was to determine the contamination profiles and mass loadings of urobilin (a chemical marker of human waste), macrolide antibiotics (azithromycin, clarithromycin, roxithromycin), and two drugs of… CONTINUE READING

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