Publisher description for Pharma-ecology : the occurrence and fate of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment / Patrick K. Jjemba.


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This book links the health and environmental sciences professions’ concern over the occurrence and fate of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment. Dr. Jjemba does this by highlighting the biological effects of the classes of pharmaceutical compounds under clinical settings, their modes of action, approximate quantities consumed, etc. This approach arouses interest in the topic among health-care providers, engineers, toxicologists, pharmacists, ecologists, microbiologists, chemists, and policy makers.
Because there is a technical terminology difference between health and environmental professionals, this book bridges the gaps between them and highlights some of the ecotoxicological aspects of PPCPs. The book emphasizes the need to have the environment in mind beginning with the design of PPCPs.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Environmental Pollutants -- adverse effects.
Cosmetics -- analysis.
Environmental Monitoring.
Environmental Pollutants -- analysis.
Pharmaceutical Preparations -- analysis.