PPCPSPharmaceutical and Personal Care Pollutants
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276 Of those PPCPs which persist in the aquatic environment, which aquatic life act as robust sentinels of potential human health effects?
Encourage nursing educators to include environmental concerns about PPCPs at all educational levels.
While the concentration of PPCPs in the environment is very low, researchers and policy makers in Canada and internationally have expressed a concern that these chemicals have the potential to harm ecosystems and human health over the long-term.
La Tabla 1 nos indica la formula quimica, CAS, uso comun, peso molecular, log[K.sub.ow], pKa, CAE o PEC, proporcion del producto excretado y la solubilidad en agua de los siete productos farmaceuticos y productos de cuidado personal (PPCPs).
PPCPs can enter the environment (in surface water, groundwater and even in drinking water) when PPCP residues in treated sewage effluent (or in terrestrial run-off or directly discharged raw sewage) are released from sewage treatment systems.
They have detected PPCPs in locations as varied as alpine lakes, urban streams, and even drinking water.
This phase of the assessment entailed interviews with both pediatric primary care providers (PPCPs) and staff at ECC-partnered practices.
The EPA announced in August 2005 that some PPCPs may be added to its next contaminant candidate list, a means of prioritizing research goals with the possibility of eventual regulation.
The occurrence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment has received growing attention since the 1980s.
Participants included practicing PPCPs from Massachusetts and Indiana, identified through publicly available National Provider Identification lists.
Analysis of PPCPs in environmental samples is typically performed using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to quantify pharmaceutical concentrations based on triple quadrupole MS [3, 6,13].