Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment
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Published by American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Drugs -- Environmental aspects,
  • Toilet preparations -- Environmental aspects,
  • Drugs -- Toxicology,
  • Toilet preparations -- Toxicology

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index

StatementChristian G. Daughton, editor, Tammy L. Jones-Lepp, editor
SeriesACS symposium series -- 791
ContributionsDaughton, Christian G., Jones-Lepp, Tammy L
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTD196.D78 P42 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 396 p. :
Number of Pages396
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17018963M
ISBN 100841237395
LC Control Number2001022568

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  The revised and updated second edition of Pharma-Ecology joins the health and environmental sciences professions' concern over the occurrence and fate of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment and explores how to best minimize their impact. The text highlights the biological effects of various classes of pharmaceutical compounds under clinical Cited by: Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) include numerous chemical classes. Pharmaceuticals are used primarily to prevent or treat human and animal disease, whereas personal care products are used to improve the quality of daily life and include products such as moisturizers, lipsticks, shampoos, hair colors, deodorants, and toothpastes. The consumption of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) has grown significantly over the last 35 years, thus increasing their potential risk to the environment. As PPCPs are very difficult to detect and remove using conventional wastewater treatment methods, this book provides solutions to a growing problem. This volume breaks new ground in applying the current body of knowledge in the study of pharmaceauticals, personal care products and their environmental impact to the assessment of the magnitude and extent of the use of illicit drugs at the local community level.

The potential effect of human and veterinary medicines and other personal care products on the environment has become an important topic over the past few years. Whilst an assessment of the potential environmental risks posed by new and existing pharmaceuticals has been required in the United States (U.S.) for a number of decades, in the. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) have been detected as contaminants of emerging concern ubiquitously in the aquatic environment in China and worldwide.   Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are a unique group of emerging environmental contaminants, due to their inherent ability to induce physiological effects in human at low doses. An increasing number of studies has confirmed the presence of various PPCPs in different environmental compartments, which raises concerns about the potential adverse effects to humans . The environmental effect of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) is currently being widely investigated. PPCPs include substances used by individuals for personal health or cosmetic reasons and the products used by agribusiness to boost growth or health of livestock. More than twenty million tons of PPCPs are produced every year.

Pharma‐Ecology.: The Occurrence and Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment. Author (s): Patrick K. Jjemba. First published: 7 January Print ISBN: | Online ISBN: | DOI: / Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the Environment The U.S. EPA defines pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) as “any product used by individuals for personal health or cosmetic reasons or used by agribusiness to enhance growth or health of livestock.”.   Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) have been regarded as an emerging problem in the surface water environment in the past few decades. In China, although related studies were initiated several years ago, an increasing number of studies on this topic have been conducted in recent years. Tarpani R and Azapagic A () A methodology for estimating concentrations of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in wastewater treatment plants and in freshwaters, Science of The Total Environment, /env, , (), Online publication date: 1 .