Tag: Sewage treatment

New study links fate of personal care products to environmental pollution and human health concerns: Triclosan

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu 480-727-0369 Arizona State University Parental concerns in maintaining germ-free homes for their children have led to an ever-increasing demand and the rapid adoption of anti-bacterial soaps and cleaning agents. But the active ingredients of those antiseptic soaps now have come under scrutiny by the […]

Tamiflu survives sewage treatment ( oseltamivir )

Contact: Jerker Fick jerker.fick@chem.umu.se 46-480-446-225 Public Library of Science Swedish researchers have discovered that oseltamivir (Tamiflu); an antiviral drug used to prevent and mitigate influenza infections is not removed or degraded during normal sewage treatment. Consequently, in countries where Tamiflu is used at a high frequency, there is […]

ASU study finds antimicrobials from personal care products in statewide survey of Minnesota’s rivers and lakes – triclosan

Highlights First statewide U.S. survey finds antimicrobial compounds present in sediments of Minnesota’s rivers, creeks and lakes Personal care product active ingredients triclosan (TCS) and triclocarban (TCC) detected in all samples takenupstreamanddownstreamof wastewater treatment plants Among the two known endocrine disruptors monitored, triclocarban was more abundant than triclosan […]