Medicating the environment: assessing risks of pharmaceuticals to wildlife and ecosystems.

Abstract

Global pharmaceutical consumption is rising with the growing and ageing human population and more intensive food production. Recent studies have revealed pharmaceutical residues in a wide range of ecosystems and organisms. Environmental concentrations are often low, but pharmaceuticals typically are designed to have biological effects at low doses, acting… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0569

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