Book Chapter on Exposure Modeling and Monitoring of Human Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
USGS scientist using a long sampling device to collect a sample of liquid from a municipal wastewater holding pond in Colorado as part of the Source Characterization Study for Emerging Contaminants Project. The sample was analyzed for pharmaceuticals and other wastewater compounds.
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist Dana W. Kolpin has co-authored a chapter in "Human Pharmaceuticals: Assessing the Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems." The chapter, entitled "Environmental Exposure Modeling and Monitoring of Human Pharmaceutical Concentrations in the Environment," provides information on:
Resource managers conducting environmental risk assessments can use this information on predictive tools and monitoring strategies in their assessments.
- The use of predictive tools, such as exposure risk assessment models, for estimating the occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment.
- The implementation of monitoring programs and strategies for pharmaceuticals in the environment.
- Methods to predict the environmental occurrence and concentrations of pharmaceuticals.
- Case studies on the comparison of model predictions with monitoring data.
Versteeg, D.J., Alder, A.C., Cunningham, V.L., Kolpin, D.W., Murray-Smith, R., and Ternes, T., 2005, Environmental exposure modeling and monitoring of human pharmaceutical concentrations in the environment, in Williams, R.T., ed., Human pharmaceuticals - assessing the impacts on aquatic ecosystems: SETAC Press, p. 71-110.
- Emerging Contaminants in the Environment, USGS investigations on the fate and occurrence of pharmaceuticals and other emerging contaminants
- Similar and Related Publications
- Barber, L.B., Brown, G.K., and Zaugg, S.D., 2000, Potential endocrine disrupting organic chemicals in treated municipal wastewater and river water, Chapter 7, in Keith, L.H., Jones-Lepp, T.L., and Needham, L.L., eds., Analysis of Environmental Endocrine Disruptors, ACS Symposium Series 747: Washington, D.C., American Chemical Society, p. 97-123.
- Focazio, M.J., Kolpin, D.W., and Furlong, E.T., 2004, Occurrence of human pharmaceuticals in water resources in the United States—A review, in Kummerer, K., ed., Pharmaceuticals in the environment—Sources, fate, effects, and risks: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 91-106.
- Meyer, M.T., 2004, Use and environmental occurrence of veterinary pharmaceuticals in the United States, in Kummerer, K., ed., Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Sources, Fate, Effects, and Risks: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 155-163.
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