High levels of pharmaceutical pollution found in industrialising counties

  05 December 2019

Researchers have found that a lack of appropriate infrastructure can lead to untreated wastewater containing pharmaceutical chemicals entering river systems and damaging the environment.  

The study, conducted by the University of Plymouth, UK, found that in counties undergoing industrialisation and urbanisation, failure to ensure the environmental sustainability of growing patient access to medicines in developing economies could increase the risk of adverse environmental impacts.

Author(s): European Pharmaceutical Review
Clean Environment  

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