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Impacts of pharmaceutical effluents on aquatic ecosystems

KAYODE-AFOLAYAN, OLUSHOLA DAMILOLA and Ahuekwe, Eze Frank and Nwinyi, Obinna Impacts of pharmaceutical effluents on aquatic ecosystems. Scientific African, 17.

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The discharge of raw, contaminated, and inadequately treated pharmaceutical wastewa- ter into water supplies and river channels contribute to short, medium, and long- term environmental and human health impacts. The deterioration and depletion of natural re- sources exemplified in recipient surface water systems, entirely account for the poor qual- ity of pharmaceutical wastewater effluent. Consequently, to ensure the safety of commu- nities from polluted environments, this review outlines the different anticipated exposure routes to the environment, situates the impact and fate of some pharmaceutical wastes on the aquatic environment. We highlighted some of the current measures for detecting phar- maceutical effluents and the future trends in the treatment of pharmaceutical effluents

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pharmaceutical residues Wastewater Ecopharmacology Microalgae Antibiotics Recalcitrant
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 10 May 2023 12:25
Last Modified: 10 May 2023 12:25

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