Drugs in the environment: emission of drugs, diagnostic aids and disinfectants into wastewater by hospitals in relation to other sources – a review

After administration, pharmaceuticals are excreted by the patients into wastewater

Klaus Kümmerer

2002

Scholarcy highlights

  • After administration, pharmaceuticals are excreted by the patients into wastewater
  • Resistant bacteria may be selected in the aeration tanks of STPs by the antibiotic substances present
  • Pharmaceuticals have been detected in surface water, ground water and drinking water
  • A brief summary of input by different sources, occurrence, and elimination of different pharmaceutical groups such as antibiotics, anti-tumour drugs, anaesthetics and contrast media as well as AOX resulting from hospital effluent input into sewage water and surface water will be presented

Need more features? Save interactive summary cards to your Scholarcy Library.