Preliminary risk assessment database and risk ranking of pharmaceuticals in the environment.

@article{Cooper2008PreliminaryRA,
  title={Preliminary risk assessment database and risk ranking of pharmaceuticals in the environment.},
  author={Emily R. Cooper and Thomas C Siewicki and Karl Phillips},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2008},
  volume={398 1-3},
  pages={26-33}
}
There is increasing concern about pharmaceuticals entering surface waters and the impacts these compounds may have on aquatic organisms. Many contaminants, including pharmaceuticals, are not completely removed by wastewater treatment. Discharge of effluent into surface waters results in chronic low-concentration exposure of aquatic organisms to these compounds, with unknown impacts. Exposure of virulent bacteria in wastewater to antibiotic residues may also induce resistance, which could… CONTINUE READING