A short review on use, presence and ecotoxicology of paracetamol in the aquatic environment

F. Medjdoub, H. Aksas, K. Delci, S. Bougherara, K. Louhab


Abstract: Paracetamol are biologically active and persistent substance which is often detected in sewage treatment plant effluents while the soil pollution and groundwater is more limited .Chronic ecotoxicity data as well as information on the current distribution levels in different environmental compartments continue to be sparse and are focused on those therapeutic classes that are more frequently prescribed and consumed.This article reviewsthe different contamination sources as well as presence and and ecotoxicological effects on the environment.

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