High concentration and high dose of disinfectants and antibiotics used during the COVID-19 pandemic threaten human health

  30 January 2021

The issue of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has created enormous threat to global health. In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, a huge amount of disinfectants and antibiotics have been utilized on public health. Accordingly, the concentration of disinfectants and antibiotics is increasing rapidly in various environments, including wastewater, surface waters, soils and sediments. The aims of this study were to analyze the potential ecological environment impacts of disinfectants and antibiotics by summarizing their utilization, environmental occurrence, distribution and toxicity. 

Author(s): Zhongli Chen, Jinsong Guo, Yanxue Jiang & Ying Shao
Clean Environment  


Unrestricted financial support by:

Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition


JSS University


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