A Survey on the Acute Aquatic Toxicity of Three Common Household Medicines
Tophy David, Matthew Hall-Stevenson
Vancouver Technical
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Throughout many years improper disposal of over the counter drugs such as Benylin, Tylenol and Advil have been common practice in many household. Disposal of these medicines in our sinks and toilets will directly go into our sewages and eventually to our bodies of water. Their occurrence in different water bodies and their effects on the aquatic ecosystem in environmental toxicity testing have raised alarm about their potential risk to the environment and in the long term in human health. This study aims to determine their acute toxicity using 48-hour static acute lethality test in D. magna.