Wyznaczanie bezpiecznej zawartości leków w środowisku wodnym na podstawie badań ekotoksykologicznych

Katarzyna Affek , Monika Załęska-Radziwiłł , Maria Łebkowska


The results of ecotoxicological research on determination of safe concentration limits of 5-fl uorouracil (anticancer drug) in water were discussed. A method for determination of safe concentrations of pharmaceuticals according to the EMA (European Medicines Agency) guidelines was employed for this purpose. The procedure was verifi ed in microcosm, multispecies model ecosystem studies. The experiments demonstrated that concentrations determined in water by the EMA recommended method cannot be considered safe. Additionally, the coeffi cient AF=10 (acc. to EMA recommendations) cannot form the basis for estimates of safe concentration limits of pharmaceuticals in aquatic biocenoses. The bioequivalence studies showed that so-called safe 5-fl uorouracil concentration led to decrease in Shannon-Wiener index value in regard to microbentos. It was found that ecotoxicological risk assessment for the presence of pharmaceutical in surface waters should be based on chronic test set supported with molecular studies and multispecies microcosm testing. It should be noted that safe concentrations of pharmaceuticals that cause no risk to aquatic biota and humans should form the basis for the process optimization in regard to wastewater treatment and elimination of medicines from potable water.
Author Katarzyna Affek (FEE / DB)
Katarzyna Affek,,
- Department of Biology
, Monika Załęska-Radziwiłł (FEE / DB)
Monika Załęska-Radziwiłł,,
- Department of Biology
, Maria Łebkowska (FEE / DB)
Maria Łebkowska,,
- Department of Biology
Other language title versionsDetermination of safe concentration limits of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment based on ecotoxicological studies
Journal seriesOchrona Środowiska, ISSN 1230-6169
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishbadania ekotoksykologiczne, leki, środowisko wodne
Keywords in Englishwater quality, 5-fl uorouracil, safe concentration, microcosm
ASJC Classification2300 General Environmental Science
URL http://www.os.not.pl/index.html
Languagepl polski
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Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 10.0, 08-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 08-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 2; GS Citations = 1.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0.517; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 0.619 (2) - 2013=0.439 (5)
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