Editor-in-Chief İlkay Küçükgüzel Associate Editor Aslı Türe Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal 2012 , Vol 16 , Issue 2
The importance of drug wastes from the standpoint of environment and human health
Şahan Saygı1, Dilek Battal2, Nefise Özlen Şahin3
1Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy, Toxicology, Lefkosa, KKTC
2Mersin University Faculty of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Toxicology, Mersin, Türkiye
3Mersin University Faculty of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Mersin, Türkiye
DOI : 10.12991/201216406 Population explotion and the formation of overpopulated cities have been causing environmental and human halth problems via waste waters and solid waste dump areas. In those formed wastes, drugs and drug related compounds are recently becoming health and environmental concerns. In this review; potential health and environmental contamination problems originated from used drug and the metabolites entering municipal waste water systems, unused or expired drugs thrown into household garbage containers, or wastes released from drug production plants have been commentated in the light of the recent publications. Keywords : Drug wastes, environmental contamination, human health
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