Pharmaceuticals in the environment: focus on 17α-ethinyloestradiol

  title={Pharmaceuticals in the environment: focus on 17α-ethinyloestradiol},
  author={Renata Kozak and Ingeborg Dhaese and Willy Verstraete},
Until recently there has been little awareness about the side effects of pharmaceutical residues in wildlife and in humans. However, this is changing. Especially in the last two years, many reports identifying the presence of unwanted pharmaceutical drugs in environmental water have been published. Moreover, the increasing scarcity of water resources confronts society with the challenge of understanding the hazards that these pharmaceuticals and their main metabolites may pose. Methods to… CONTINUE READING