Drugs and Personal Care Products Polluting Water

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs): Are your personal habits and lifestyle contributing to contaminated drinking water?

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What are "PPCPs"?

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Pollutants (PPCPs) refers, in general, to any product used by individuals for personal health or cosmetic reasons or used by agribusiness to enhance growth or health of livestock. PPCPs comprise a diverse collection of thousands of chemical substances, including prescription and over-the-counter therapeutic drugs, veterinary drugs, fragrances, lotions, and cosmetics.