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Environment and Research
New environment and research study results reported from C. Postigo et al
February 6th, 2010
According to recent research from Barcelona, Spain, "Drugs of abuse and their metabolites have been recently recognized as environmental emerging organic contaminants. Assessment of their concentration in different environmental compartments is essential to evaluate their potential ecotoxicological effects."
"It also constitutes an indirect tool to estimate drug abuse by the population at the community level. The present work reports for the first time the occurrence of drugs of abuse and metabolites residues along the Ebro River basin (NE Spain) and also evaluates the contribution of sewage treatment plants (STPs) effluents to the presence of these chemicals in natural...
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Source: Ecology, Environment and Conservation Business (2010-02-06)