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

@article{Heberer2002OccurrenceFA,
  title={Occurrence, fate, and removal of pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment: a review of recent research data.},
  author={Thomas Heberer},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={131 1-2},
  pages={5-17}
}
The occurrence and fate of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) in the aquatic environment has been recognized as one of the emerging issues in environmental chemistry. In some investigations carried out in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the U.S., more than 80 compounds, pharmaceuticals and several drug metabolites, have been detected in the aquatic environment. Several PhACs from various prescription classes have… CONTINUE READING
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