||Environmental Stewardship of Pharmaceuticals: The Green Pharmacy (Proceedings of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) 3rd International Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water: March 19-21, 2003, Minneapolis, MN.).
Daughton, C. G. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.
Personal care products ;
Water pollution ;
Veterinary practices ;
Nutritional measures ;
Water supplies ;
Waste treatment processes ;
Environmental pollutants ;
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The occurrence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) as environmental pollutants is a multifaceted issue whose scope continues to become better delineated since the escalation of concerted attention. PPCPs typically occur as trace environmental pollutants (primarily in surface but also in ground waters) as a result of their widespread, continuous, combined usage in a broad range of human and veterinary therapeutic activities and practices. This paper summarizes the imperative for an ecologically oriented stewardship program for pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) - the 'Green Pharmacy' - a holistic approach that accounts for the many facets of the overall, complex issue. It then attempts to give a flavor for the broad spectrum of possible actions that could be implemented or researched to minimize the environmental disposition of PPCPs in general.