PPCPs in China’s surface waters

PPCPs in China’s surface waters

Huadong Engineering University, Tongji University and Qinghua University conducted a joint study of PPCPs (pharmaceuticals and personal care products) in the surface waters of China, and they found 68 types of antibiotics among 158 types of prescription and nonprescription drugs, cosmetics, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and sedtives.

China produces 1,300 types of “chemical medicines” and cosmetics and over 33,000 tons of antibiotics. The Chinese mainland people use the most amount of antibiotics in the world.


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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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