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Environmental Pharmaceuticals Persistent Pollutants

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: S Bharathidasan, founder of Arulagam, an NGO that works towards conservation of vultures in The Nilgiris Biosphere talks about the declining numbers of Egyptian Vultures in Tamil Nadu

IPEN supported the nomination of pharmaceutical chemicals that represent a threat to the environment and human health, particularly in respect to the “cocktail effect” they would contribute to, their potential for endocrine disruption, and the growing evidence of water contamination. Many potentially hazardous products of nonmetabolized drugs and their metabolites are identified in surface water, ground water and even drinking water.