Exposure of the Main Italian River Basin to Pharmaceuticals

  title={Exposure of the Main Italian River Basin to Pharmaceuticals},
  author={Federico Ferrari and A Gallipoli and Matteo Balderacchi and Maria M. Ulaszewska and Ettore Capri and Marco Trevisan},
  booktitle={Journal of toxicology},
This study give a preliminary survey of pharmaceutical contamination and accumulation in surface waters and sediments along the river Po basin (74,000 km(2), the largest in Italy), a strategic region for the Italian economy: it collects sewage from a vast industrialized area of Italy (Autorità di Baciono del fiume Po, 2006, 2009). 10 pharmaceuticals (atenolol, propanolol, metoprolol, nimesulide, furosemide, carbamazepine, ranitidine, metronidazole, paracetamol, and atorvastatin) from several… CONTINUE READING


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