Distribution of Pharmaceutical Residues in the Environment
Published:27 Aug 2015
The presence of pharmaceutical products in the environment has become a topic of great interest, motivating numerous studies worldwide. This chapter highlights the levels of pharmaceutical compounds found in the different environmental compartments (waters, ground waters, drinking water, sewage sludge, soil, sediment and biota). The use of occurrence data is discussed and modelling presented to complement monitoring campaigns in the assessment of priority and risk assessment.