Issue 18 (2014)

Pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment

Authors: Anna Szczotka, Agnieszka Gąszczak, Grażyna Bartelmus

Keywords: pharmaceuticals in aquatic systems, ecotoxicological risk

Abstract: The key issues concerning the presence of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment are presented. The most important pathways of drugs entering aquatic ecosystems, problems associated with ecotoxicolog-ical risk assessment and the fate of pharmaceuticals in conventional wastewater treatment plants are discussed.