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The Life-Cycle of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

The Life-Cycle of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment identifies pathways of entry of pharmaceuticals into the environment - beginning with the role of global prescribing and disposal practices. It then discusses typical levels of common pharmaceuticals and how they can be determined in natural waters such as raw and treated sewage, and potable water. The book examines methods currently available to degrade pharmaceuticals in natural waters and some of their ecotoxicological impacts. Future considerations and the growing concept of product stewardship are also examined.

Audience
Scientists, researchers and students in the area of Pharmaceutics.

Hardbound, 270 Pages

Published: August 2015

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-907568-25-1

Contents

  • Prescribing practices of pharmaceuticals; Disposal practices of pharmaceuticals; Pharmaceutical levels detected within natural waters; Removal and degradation of pharmaceuticals in natural waters; Environmental impact; Conclusions/future policies.

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