Health Care and Environmental Contamination provides a comprehensive explanation of new and evolving topics in the field, including discussions on emissions from pharmaceutical manufacturing, disposal of medical wastes, inputs from sewerage systems, effects on aquatic organisms and wildlife, indirect effects on human health, antibiotic resistance, stewardship, and treatment. These important issues affect the natural environment, making this first book on the topic a must have for comprehensive, broad, and up-to-date coverage of these issues.
1. Heath care activities and products and their impacts on environmental contamination 2. Environmental contamination from pharmaceutical manufacturing 3. Emissions of environmental contaminants from healthcare: pathways and drivers 4. Fate and behaviour of environmental contaminants arising from health care 5. Ecotoxicological effects of environmental contaminants from healthcare 6. Pharmaceuticals: impacts on behaviour 7. Environmental contaminants from healthcare and wildlife 8. Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance 9. Environmental contaminants from healthcare: impacts on human health 10. Environmental contaminants during an epidemic 11. Management of environmental contaminants: green chemistry 12. Disposal of medical wastes and environmental contaminants 13. Stewardship approaches to reduce environmental contamination from healthcare 14. Environmental contaminants: what happens to them in wastewater treatment? 15. Novel approaches for treating environmental contaminants from healthcare 16. Policy, regulations and risk assessment