Occurrence, distribution, and ecotoxicological risk assessment of selected pharmaceutical compounds in water from Lake Victoria, Uganda.

@article{Nantaba2019OccurrenceDA,
  title={Occurrence, distribution, and ecotoxicological risk assessment of selected pharmaceutical compounds in water from Lake Victoria, Uganda.},
  author={Florence Nantaba and J. Wasswa and H. Kylin and W. Palm and H. Bouwman and K. Kümmerer},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2019},
  volume={239},
  pages={
          124642
        }
}
The occurrence of 24 pharmaceuticals (including 15 antibiotics, three analgesic/anti-inflammatory drugs, three anti-epileptic/antidepressant drugs, two beta blockers, and one lipid regulator) was investigated in 75 water samples collected from four bays in the Ugandan part of Lake Victoria. In addition, the potential environmental risk of the target pharmaceutical compounds to aquatic organisms in the aquatic ecosystem of Lake Victoria was assessed. Water samples were extracted using solid… Expand
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