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Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities as sources of pharmaceuticals to municipal wastewater treatment plant discharge in the United States, 2004-2017

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2004
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2017

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Scott, T.-M., Phillips, P.J., Kolpin, D.W., Furlong, E.T., Foreman, W.T., Gray, J.L., and Colella, K., 2018, Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities as sources of pharmaceuticals to municipal wastewater treatment plant discharge in the United States, 2004-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TD9WMF.

Summary

Discharges from pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (PMFs) previously have been identified as important sources of pharmaceuticals to the environment. Yet few studies are available to establish the influence of PMFs to the pharmaceutical source contribution to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and waterways at the national scale. Consequently, a national network of 13 WWTPs receiving PMF discharges and 7 WWTPs with no PMF input (controls) were selected from across the United States to assess the influence of PMF input for a diverse suite of pharmaceuticals being formulated for a range of WWTP sizes. WWTP effluent samples were collected and analyzed for 120 pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical degradates. Of these, 33 pharmaceuticals [...]

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Assess the contribution of pharmaceuticals from pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities to treated wastewater effluent in the United States.

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Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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