Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment: agents of subtle change?

  title={Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment: agents of subtle change?},
  author={Christian G. Daughton and Thomas A. Ternes},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={907 - 938}
  • C. Daughton, T. Ternes
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
During the last three decades, the impact of chemical pollution has focused almost exclusively on the conventional "priority" pollutants, especially those acutely toxic/carcinogenic pesticides and industrial intermediates displaying persistence in the environment. This spectrum of chemicals, however, is only one piece of the larger puzzle in "holistic" risk assessment. Another diverse group of bioactive chemicals receiving comparatively little attention as potential environmental pollutants… 

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