Publication on pharmaceutical pollution of the world’s rivers

ECT contributed to a recently published global reconnaissance of pharmaceutical pollution in rivers.

Reaching out to colleagues globally and engaging them in a world-wide sampling campaign, the team around John Wilkinson and Alistair Boxall from the University of York measured the concentrations of 61 pharmaceuticals in 258 rivers, representing 1,052 locations in 104 countries across all continents. This unique dataset was obtained using one sensitive and internationally validated sampling and analytical method, enabling a true comparison of pharmaceutical exposure data on a global scale. ECT, represented by Anja Coors, contributed to this publication.

For further information, see the open access article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:

Wilkinson, J.L. et al. (2022). Pharmaceutical pollution of the world’s rivers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119:e2113947119. [see full reference with all contributors]

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