Types and quantities of leftover drugs entering the environment via disposal to sewage--revealed by coroner records.

@article{Ruhoy2007TypesAQ,
  title={Types and quantities of leftover drugs entering the environment via disposal to sewage--revealed by coroner records.},
  author={Ilene Sue Ruhoy and Christian G. Daughton},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2007},
  volume={388 1-3},
  pages={137-48}
}
Pharmaceuticals designed for humans and animals often remain unused for a variety of reasons, ranging from expiration to a patient's non-compliance. These leftover, accumulated drugs represent sub-optimal delivery of health care and the potential for environmentally unsound disposal, which can pose exposure risks for humans and wildlife. A major unknown with respect to drugs as pollutants is what fractions of drug residues occurring in the ambient environment result from discarding leftover… CONTINUE READING

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