Pharmaceuticals in the environment
- At: 2007 FIP Congress in Beijing (China)
- Type: Presentation
- By: KüMMERER, Klaus (University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany)
Pharmaceuticals and their metabolites are excreted with urine and faeces. Unused medicaments are sometimes disposed of in drains. The unchanged drugs or (still active) metabolites end up in sewage. If they are not eliminated in sewage treatment they enter the aquatic environment. Within the last decade pharmaceuticals of different groups such as.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.