Oct 252018

This book links the health and environmental sciences professions concern over the occurrence and fate of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment. Knowledge about the ecological impact of PPCPs is dynamically changing as better and more sensitive detection techniques become available, and new information has come up since the book first published. This new edition brings the readership up-to-date and continues to bridge the gap between medicine / public health and environmental science. It is an approach that arouses interest in the topic among health-care providers, engineers, toxicologists, pharmacists, ecologists, microbiologists, chemists, and policy makers. Highlights the biological effects of pharmaceutical compounds under clinical settings, their modes of action, approximate quantities consumed Provides researchers and scientists with important background data on the environmental impacts of PPCPs, which is currently gaining much notice Updates information on PPCPs ecological impacts, based on new detection techniques, and adds open-ended questions to each chapter
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