Screening and human health risk assessment of pharmaceuticals and their transformation products in Dutch surface waters and drinking water.

@article{Jongh2012ScreeningAH,
  title={Screening and human health risk assessment of pharmaceuticals and their transformation products in Dutch surface waters and drinking water.},
  author={Cindy M. de Jongh and Pascal J F Kooij and Pim de Voogt and Thomas L ter Laak},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2012},
  volume={427-428},
  pages={70-7}
}
Numerous studies describe the presence of pharmaceuticals in the water cycle, while their transformation products are usually not included. In the current study 17 common pharmaceuticals and 9 transformation products were monitored in the Dutch waters, including surface waters, pre-treated surface waters, river bank filtrates, two groundwater samples affected by surface water and drinking waters. In these samples, 12 pharmaceuticals and 7 transformation products were present. Concentrations… CONTINUE READING

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