Occurrence, fate, and removal of pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment: a review of recent research data.

  title={Occurrence, fate, and removal of pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment: a review of recent research data.},
  author={Thomas Heberer},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  volume={131 1-2},
  • T. Heberer
  • Published 10 May 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Toxicology letters
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