Pharmaceutical pollution doesn't seem to be harming humans yet, but disturbing clues from aquatic life suggest now is the time for preventive action. Generally water system are monitored for nearly 80 harmful substances and prohibited nastiest include bacteria, viruses, strong acids, pesticides, and some metals. Waste pharmaceuticals include a wide variety of items, including over-the-counter and prescription medications. The main way drug residues enter water systems is by people taking medicines and then naturally passing them through their bodies. These wastes come in the form of solid pills and capsules, creams, liquids and aerosols. Many pharmaceuticals intended for pets are similar or identical to those prescribed to humans and should be treated exactly the same metals. Sources of Pharmaceutical waste included health care institute, Agriculture, Flushing medications down to the toilets etc. These entities are affected by environment and by human beings. In human exposure to pharmaceutical and personal care product from environmental complex function of factors including concentration, types, pharmacokinetic of each drugs etc. Environmental effect on feminising effect on male fish and alter female-to mal ratio. When the pharmaceutical and personal care product (PPCPs) are active at very low concentrations and released continuously in large or widespread quantities Then Disposal of unused or unwanted pharmaceuticals is an emerging and complex environmental issue. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is working with various stakeholders to find convenient and environmentally responsible ways for residents to manage waste pharmaceuticals. Dispose to pharmaceutical waste by do not flush your medicines down the toilet or down the drain. And dispose to potentially dangerous medications.
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P. S. Patil, S. R. Kumbhoje, S.S. Patil. Pharmaceutical Waste Management – An Overview . Asian J. Pharm. Res. 5(2): April-June 2015; Page 118-121. doi: 10.5958/2231-5691.2015.00018.0