Environmental risk assessment of pharmaceutical pollutants in the Oro River Sub-basin (Colombia)

Título traducido de la contribución: Evaluación del riesgo ambiental de contaminantes farmacéuticos en la sub-cuenca del río de Oro (Colombia)

Alexandra Cerón-Vivas, Gustavo Antonio Peñuela Mesa

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Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Compounds (PPCPs) are contaminants present in wastewater and in the receiving surface waters, which have no regulations and can bring on environmental risks. In this study, we evaluated the presence of six PPCPs in the Oro River Sub-basin (Colombia) and the environmental risk associated with them. We have verified that the monitored rivers show the presence of Ibuprofen, Cephalexin and Carbamazepine; the first ones (Ibuprofen and cephalexin) were those that presented higher concentrations since they are widely prescribed in Colombia. Pharmaceutical compound concentrations in the rivers downstream of the wastewater treatment plants from Floridablanca were higher than in other monitoring sites being a significant point source of contamination. This wastewater treatment plant receives hospital discharges from the city, including internationally recognized clinics accepting patients from different parts of the country. The environmental risk assessment showed that ibuprofen and Cephalexin have a higher impact on aquatic organisms.
Título traducido de la contribuciónEvaluación del riesgo ambiental de contaminantes farmacéuticos en la sub-cuenca del río de Oro (Colombia)
Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo118951
PublicaciónEnvironmental Research
Volumen252
N.º118951
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 jul. 2024

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Palabras clave

  • Emerging pollutants
  • Cephalexin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Ibuprofen
  • Surface water

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  • Artículos de investigación con calidad A1 / Q1

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