G1 - Presentation - Pharmaceutical in Water (For Printing)

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  9/14/11 So What’s in Your Water? By: Echezona Okoli, Sheryl Gong, Thien Vu, Tri Ho, Vuong  Le
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 9/14/11 What is it? ± New class of water pollutants! ± Pharmaceuticals : Drugs (antibiotics, anti- depressants, seizure meds) and cosmetics ± Pollutant Sources : pharmaceutical industries,  hospitals, other medical facilities, households,  animal ± Flushing down toilets ± Dumps & land fills
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 9/14/11 What type of issue is this? ± Quality mainly – diminish quality of life ± Affect human quality of life:  ± Hormone system disruptions : Increased cancer  risks (prostate, breast, testicular…); Low sperm  counts ± Antibiotic resistance  ± Increased hyperactivity  ± Pollute the environment (especially marine 
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 9/14/11 Public Health Issues ± Short term:  Concentrations are minute, however  effects could accumulate slowly ± Long term (Growing Global Concern). ± Could have a major impact on the health of humans 
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course PHARM 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSD.

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