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The environmental side effects of medication How are human and veterinary medicines in soils and water bodies affecting human and environmental health ?

  title={The environmental side effects of medication How are human and veterinary medicines in soils and water bodies affecting human and environmental health ?},
  author={Alistair B.A. Boxall},
Medicines have an important role in the treatment and prevention of disease in both humans and animals. But it is because of the very nature of medicines that they may also have unintended effects on animals and microorganisms in the environment. Although the side effects on human and animal health are usually investigated in thorough safety and toxicology studies, the potential environmental impacts of the manufacture and use of medicines are less well understood and have only recently become… 

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