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Global Monitoring of Pharmaceuticals Project

Pharmaceuticals are an essential component of a healthy society and their use is ubiquitous across the world. Over recent decades, much research has been conducted elucidating their concentrations and fate in surface waters. However, limited, if any, data are reported for many parts of the world.

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HOW DO PHARMACEUTICALS REACH THE ENVIRONMENT?

EFFECTS OF PHARMACEUTICALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

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HOW WE MEASURE PHARMACEUTICALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

Up to 2.7 billion paracetamol pills are taken each year in the United Kingdom alone, eventually making their way into the environment.