The fate of pharmaceutical chemicals in the aquatic environment.

  title={The fate of pharmaceutical chemicals in the aquatic environment.},
  author={Mary L Richardson and J M Bowron},
  journal={The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology},
  volume={37 1},
Increased demands for potable water, especially where supplies are drawn from lowland rivers has necessitated a greater degree of water re-use. As water undertakings have a duty to maintain the wholesome quality of potable water supplies, increasing concern is being expressed over the presence of organic micro-contaminants (contaminants found at microgram litre-1 concentrations). This study outlines some of the problems encountered in assessing the risk from pharmaceutical chemicals which might… CONTINUE READING
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