Occurrence, transformation, bioaccumulation, risk and analysis of pharmaceutical and personal care products from wastewater: a review

Uttpal Anand, Bashir Adelodun, Carlo Cabreros, Pankaj Kumar, S. Suresh, Abhijit Dey, Florencio Ballesteros, Elza Bontempi

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Abstract

Almost all aspects of society from food security to disease control and prevention have benefited from pharmaceutical and personal care products, yet these products are a major source of contamination that ends up in wastewater and ecosystems. This issue has been sharply accentuated during the coronavirus disease pandemic 2019 (COVID-19) due to the higher use of disinfectants and other products. Here we review pharmaceutical and personal care products with focus on their occurrence in the environment, detection, risk, and removal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3883-3904
Number of pages22
JournalEnvironmental Chemistry Letters
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • COVID-19
  • Environmental pollution
  • Human health risk assessment
  • Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs)
  • Wastewater treatment plants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry

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