Wildlife on Drugs: Impacts of Pharmaceutical Pollution on Aquatic Ecosystems

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecotoxicology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 528

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
Interests: environmental toxicology; endocrine disruption; molecular toxicology; risk assessment

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Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B3, Canada
Interests: aquatic toxicology; toxicogenomics; developmental sensitivity; endocrine disruptors; immunotoxicology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pharmaceuticals have become contaminants of emerging concern with detection in water bodies worldwide. After consumption by humans, pharmaceuticals enter domestic wastewater systems and are typically not completely removed by the wastewater treatment plants.  These contaminants are then discharged into water bodies and may be taken up by aquatic life.  Pharmaceutical pollution is of particular concern because these chemicals are designed to be biologically active in humans at low levels, and these biological targets/systems are often conserved across vertebrate taxa.  The adverse effects of these chemicals on aquatic wildlife are poorly understood, with few water quality standards and regulations in most jurisdictions.  This Special Issue aims to provide information and recent studies investigating the exposure, effects and/or risks of pharmaceutical pollution on aquatic wildlife.

Dr. Vicki Marlatt
Dr. Natacha Hogan
Guest Editors

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  • pharmaceutical
  • pollution
  • aquatic wildlife
  • over-the-counter
  • prescribed
  • risk assessment

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