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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Legal And Toxicological Aspects Of Medication Discharges [aspectos Legais E Toxicológicos Do Descarte De Medicamentos]
Author: De Carvalho E.V.
Ferreira E.
Mucini L.
Santos C.
Abstract: The incorporation of chemical substances in environmental matrices, notably medicines and some endocrine disruptors, has been a factor of increasing concern by scientific community. These compounds, that have been called "emerging contaminants", are widely used by the modern society, and are characterized by their environmental impacts, even in low concentrations, since they interfere with the metabolism of various organisms, and result in disturbs of its population equilibrium. In this context, the medication discharge in its different forms, and the demand for strategies of management of these wastes, takes an important role. These strategies, to be worth need to consider the participation of professionals evolved at all the phases of the life cycle of medicines. This work presents a critical overview, based on a technical literature review and regulations analysis, about the effects of waste medicines on environment, especially on water bodies. ©Sociedade Brasileira de Toxicologia.
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Date Issue: 2009
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