pharmaceutical active ingredients



various colorful tablets and pills from the top

Since the mid-1980s scientists have increasingly reported about traces of pharmaceuticals in the environment. When endocrine substances drew special attention in the 1990s, public debate also focused on contraceptive hormones and the environmental impact of pharmaceutical residues. There was also concern that antimicrobial feed additives was increasing resistance to antibiotics and that contaminat... read more

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