Emerging Contaminants: Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Pharmaceuticals are emerging contaminants in water and, to date, cannot be removed as part of wastewater treatment options. So what can be done to mitigate their effects upon the environment, yet maintain their efficacy for human and animal use? In this session, we examine this topic from a lifecycle approach using hands-on demonstrations, and discuss several solutions and policies you can take home to mitigate and address these contaminants in your community.

Speaker / Author: 
Julie Becker, MA, PhD, MPH
Month Year: 
July 2015
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