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