Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment

Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

Various problems concerning the pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment of the Eastern European countries are described. The main classes of PPCPs in the environment, as well as major occurrence pathways and PPCPs fate, are depicted. The influence of specifics of the regional pharmaceutical market, medication consumption culture and pharmaceutical waste disposal techniques on environmental pollution with PPCPs, are discussed. Examples of wrong drugs prescription, drugs misuse, drugs overconsumption, and poor pharmaceutical waste management are presented. The necessity in research and management of PPCPs with emphasize on the local specifics and practices are concluded.

Keywords

PPCPs pharmaceuticals personal care products drugs overconsumption drugs prescription pharmaceutical waste 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Ecological ChemistryState University of MoldovaChisinauRepublic of Moldova

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