Drugs of abuse and their metabolites in the Ebro River basin: occurrence in sewage and surface water, sewage treatment plants removal efficiency, and collective drug usage estimation.

@article{Postigo2010DrugsOA,
  title={Drugs of abuse and their metabolites in the Ebro River basin: occurrence in sewage and surface water, sewage treatment plants removal efficiency, and collective drug usage estimation.},
  author={Cristina Postigo and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} L{\'o}pez de Alda and Dami{\'a} Barcel{\'o}},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={75-84}
}
Drugs of abuse and their metabolites have been recently recognized as environmental emerging organic contaminants. Assessment of their concentration in different environmental compartments is essential to evaluate their potential ecotoxicological effects. It also constitutes an indirect tool to estimate drug abuse by the population at the community level. The present work reports for the first time the occurrence of drugs of abuse and metabolites residues along the Ebro River basin (NE Spain… CONTINUE READING
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