Navigation Links
Pharmaceutical compounds found in nation's fresh water

According to a study in the May/June 2007 issue of the journal Ground Water, pharmaceuticals are being found in septic tanks and, consequentially, ground water due to incomplete human metabolism and excretion into the waste stream or by disposal of unused medications in the toilet or down the sink.

This screening-level study investigated the occurrence of pharmaceuticals in areas receiving waste water from septic tanks located in sand and gravel deposits in Missoula, Montana.

Many pharmaceutical and pharmaceutically-active compounds (e.g. caffeine) persist through the human body and are resistant to conventional waste water treatment practices. They are often detected in aquatic environments such as lakes, rivers and ground water, which can receive direct inputs of treated waste water.

"We don't know what toxicological effects these detectable concentrations of pharmaceuticals pose, although typical concentrations in one liter of ground water are usually much lower than a typical human therapeutic dose," says lead author Emily Godfrey.

While such low concentrations do not appear to pose a threat to human health, this research may help frame policy on the disposal of expired or unused compounds.


'"/>

Source:Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Scientists at Galileo Pharmaceuticals confirm inflammatory response linked to glucose levels
2. Researchers discover chemical compounds that affect plant growth
3. Bacterial genome sheds light on synthesizing cancer-fighting compounds
4. Scientists discover the bodys marijuana-like compounds are crucial for stress-induced pain relief
5. Evolution of taste receptor may have shaped human sensitivity to toxic compounds
6. Novel compounds show promise as safer, more potent insecticides
7. Metal-containing compounds show promise as HIV weapon
8. Seaweed yields new compounds with pharmaceutical potential
9. Phenolic compounds may explain Mediterranean diet benefits
10. Marijuana-like compounds suppress the immune response
11. Legume compounds may help cancer treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Pharmaceutical compounds found nation fresh water

(Date:4/2/2015)... , April 2, 2015 ... touch fingerprint sensor FPC1025 from the distributor World Peace ... commence during Q2 2015 although the major part of ... sensors will be used by smartphone manufacturers in ... MSEK is included in the communicated revenue guidance of ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lc9bnl/global_gesture ) has announced ... in Automotive Sector 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... market in Automotive Sector to grow at a CAGR ... recognition is the ability of a device to identify ... recognition technology can be 2D-based or 3D-based. It uses ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... 24, 2015   Crossmatch ™, a leading ... that its U.are.U ® 4500 Fingerprint Readers ... Bros . to achieve PCI compliance for Point-of-Sale ... to the POS terminal, protecting the retailer and ... breaches. With one-third of worldwide ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 110 Million 2Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive Sector Report 2015 - Growing Number of Partnerships 2Crossmatch Fingerprint Readers Help Retailer Prevent Data Breaches at Point-of-Sale 2
... dense profusion of branches, the Tree of Life is ... major strides have been made to establish the evolutionary ... still in its infancy. At Arizona State ... the Tree of Life by developing sophisticated methods and ...
... researchers received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National ... risk profiles of breast cancer survivors likely to suffer from ... which will provide the 300 volunteers needed for the study ... have been treated for breast cancer and don,t have a ...
... in agricultural fields and a contributor to poor water quality ... the P Index was proposed as a risk assessment tool ... pains, does the P Index accurately assess the risk of ... in the Journal of Environmental Quality addresses that ...
Cached Biology News:A new computational method for timing the tree of life 2A new computational method for timing the tree of life 3UCLA researchers to study depression in breast cancer survivors 2UCLA researchers to study depression in breast cancer survivors 3The Phosphorus Index: Changes afoot 2The Phosphorus Index: Changes afoot 3
(Date:5/1/2015)... Investor-Edge has initiated coverage ... GENE ), Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ... TMO ), Sequenom Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM ), ... research report on Genetic Technologies can be accessed ... 2015, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,941.42, down ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. ... UTHR ) announced today that Roger Jeffs , ... provide an overview and update on the company,s business at ... in Boston, Massachusetts . The ... 3:30 PM Eastern Time, and can be accessed via a ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... 2015   Tamir Biotechnology , a leading developer ... its Ebola antiviral therapy program. Clinical ... currently being evaluated and considered by a number of ... During the first quarter of 2015, the company participated ... The Evaluation of Potential Treatments and Vaccines For Ebola ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... April 30, 2015 Nitto Avecia, ... announces its increased capacity and production capability to ... client variety and service fulfillment continues to drive ... improve process throughput capacities. , In ... installed downstream process equipment at its Milford, MA ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Life Sciences Tools and Services Stocks on our Radar -- Genetic Technologies, Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sequenom, and PerkinElmer 2Life Sciences Tools and Services Stocks on our Radar -- Genetic Technologies, Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sequenom, and PerkinElmer 3Life Sciences Tools and Services Stocks on our Radar -- Genetic Technologies, Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sequenom, and PerkinElmer 4Life Sciences Tools and Services Stocks on our Radar -- Genetic Technologies, Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sequenom, and PerkinElmer 5Tamir Biotechnology Provides Update on TMR004 Development Against Mutating Ebola 2Tamir Biotechnology Provides Update on TMR004 Development Against Mutating Ebola 3Tamir Biotechnology Provides Update on TMR004 Development Against Mutating Ebola 4Biotechnology Manufacturer Nitto Avecia Expands Capacity to Meet Client Demand 2
... May 13 When Sergeant Heather Maddy of the,325th ... of Nashua, NH inquiring about a desperately needed piece,of ... operating,rooms, she never expected one to be delivered within ... let you know that we received the Doppler [System] ...
... and CLAREMONT, Calif., May 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Kiwa ... KWBT),announced finalization of an agreement establishing a ... anti-viral product., On May 9, General ... (,Huaxing,), Mr. Ruijun Li and his associates ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (NASDAQ: ANPI , ... company, today announced the appointment of Dr. Hank,McKinnell ... is the former Chief Executive Officer and former ... He is currently Chairman of the,Accordia Global Health ...
Cached Biology Technology:Serving Those Who Serve Our Country: Medical Device Company Answers the Call of a U.S. Combat Hospital in Iraq 2Kiwa Bio-Tech Confirms Joint Venture Agreement With Shijiazhuang Huaxing Animal Medicine Co., Ltd. 2Kiwa Bio-Tech Confirms Joint Venture Agreement With Shijiazhuang Huaxing Animal Medicine Co., Ltd. 3Angiotech appoints Hank McKinnell to its Board of Directors 2
S. O'Hare & C.K. Atterwill • In vitro toxicity techniques for regular lab use. Ex vivo techniques are also covered with the aim of reducing and refining the use of animals in the future....
... converts Cap 0 (or Cap 0-like) RNA ... structure has been shown to increase in ... This improvement is seen in Cap 0 ... System as well as those Cap 0 ...
Form: Concentrated Applications: ELISA...
Form: Ready to use Applications: ELISA...
Biology Products: