The contribution of pharmaceutically active compounds from healthcare facilities to a receiving sewage treatment plant in Canada.

@article{Kleywegt2016TheCO,
  title={The contribution of pharmaceutically active compounds from healthcare facilities to a receiving sewage treatment plant in Canada.},
  author={Sonya Kleywegt and Vince Pileggi and Yuet Ming Lam and Alan Elises and Aaron Puddicomb and Gurminder Purba and Joanne Di Caro and Tim Fletcher},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          850-62
        }
}
Concentrations and percent loadings of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) and other emerging contaminants released from healthcare facilities (2 hospitals and a long-term care facility) to a sewage treatment plant (STP) in a large urban sewershed were evaluated. An additional hospital outside the sewershed was also monitored. Fourteen of the 24 steroids/hormones and 88 of the 117 PhACs and emerging contaminants were detected at least once. Commonly used substances, including cotinine… CONTINUE READING
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