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Environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals inadequate
Date:10/18/2010

ronment are low, they are not without their risks.

"When five pharmaceuticals and personal care products (fluoxetine, propranolol, zinc pyritione, clotrimazole and triclosan) were mixed together at concentrations which did not have any significant effect individually, the mixture had an almost 30% effect on microalgae."

Brosch has also studied the high levels of antibiotics in effluents from pharmaceutical production in India. When microbial communities were exposed to this effluent, they rapidly developed increased tolerance to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin.


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Contact: Sara Brosch
sara.brosche@dpes.gu.se
46-704-035-816
University of Gothenburg
Source:Eurekalert

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