Occurrence and spatial distribution of 158 pharmaceuticals, drugs of abuse and related metabolites in offshore seawater.

@article{Alygizakis2016OccurrenceAS,
  title={Occurrence and spatial distribution of 158 pharmaceuticals, drugs of abuse and related metabolites in offshore seawater.},
  author={Nikiforos A Alygizakis and Pablo Gago-Ferrero and Viola L Borova and Alexandra Pavlidou and Ioannis Hatzianestis and Nikolaos S Thomaidis},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2016},
  volume={541},
  pages={1097-1105}
}
The occurrence and spatial distribution of 158 pharmaceuticals and drugs of abuse were studied in seawater of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Saronikos Gulf and Elefsis Bay in central Aegean Sea). This area is affected by various anthropogenic pressures as it receives the treated wastewater of the greatest Athens area and off-shore input fluxes. This study constitutes the largest one in terms of number of analytes in this environmental compartment. It provides the first evidence on the… CONTINUE READING