Pharmaceuticals: Boon or Bane

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Neha Agarwal, PhD – Head of the Department of Chemistry, Navyug Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI013080; MED071000; NAT011000
DOI: 10.52305/GPMC4427

In recent years, pharmaceuticals have come into focus as one of the major contaminants of the environment from various anthropogenic sources which are distributed widely throughout global environmental matrices. The objective of this book is to comprehend and discuss the effects associated with long-term usage of various categories of drugs like analgesics, antipyretics, antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and their metabolites on human health, the environment and ecology. This book will address all the issues of urgent concern and will be dealing with this important topic in a simple manner. Furthermore, it also aims to improve the knowledge of the possible ways to degrade these compounds after their release into the environment and obtain robust and cost efficient techniques and measures to be applied in the removal of hazardous pharmaceutical contaminants from the environment.


“I am happy to recommend the book Pharmaceuticals: Boon or Bane for all because it is based on the current environmental issues related to the release and accumulations of pharmaceuticals and their toxic effects on human health, environment and ecology. The entire contents of the book are highly useful not only for the researchers, academicians and students but also for general public. The book also covers harmful post effects of extensive use of antibiotics during COVID-19 pandemic and proposes the possible ways of removal of these pharmaceutical contaminants from the environment” – Dr. Namrata Rastogi, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Cental Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Pharmaceuticals: Boon or Bane is a very informative, understandable, and useful guide full of important information for researchers, academicians, and students to understand the repercussions behind the extensive production and usage of pharmaceuticals. I am sure this book is going to be of great interest among the scientific community and to create awareness for prescribed and rational usage of drugs for a healthier life and safe environment.” – Brijesh Pare, President, Association of Chemistry Teachers, India

“It’s my great pleasure to write an endorsement for the book “Pharmaceuticals: Boon or Bane” which addresses most of the issues, risks, and concerns related to the release of pharmaceuticals into the environment. This is an interesting book for the readers who want to learn about the role of pharma-related contaminants, their exposures, and possible solutions to degrade these contaminants efficiently to save our environment and health. As a pediatric cancer biologist, I highly recommend this book to readers to enhance their knowledge as these contaminants affect our infants and young children.”  – Ranjana KM Kanchan, CSIR-SRF, Toxicology Division, CDRI, Lucknow

“This book is written in a very simple and easy language and is suitable according to the needs of the present scenario. This book adequately focuses on environmental issues due to accumulation of pharmaceutical contaminants, human health hazards due to continuous and over usage of pharmaceutical compounds and its side effects. Furthermore it is also focused on the possible ways to degrade these compounds after their release into the environment and obtain robust and cost efficient techniques. The contents of this book are of high quality and the entire syllabus is based on pharmaceutical compounds. This book will also be very useful to those who are doing research on pharmaceutical compounds.” – Dr. R. R. Awasthi, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti University, Lucknow, India


 

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Release and Accumulation of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: A Critical Risk Assessment and Challenges for the Environment, Ecosystem and Human Health
Neha Agarwal¹, Vijendra Singh Solanki², R. R. Awasthi³, Vimala Bind⁴, Bhawana Edison⁵, Mamta Verma¹ and Virendra Kumar⁶
¹Department of Chemistry, Lucknow, India
²Department of Chemistry, Mody University of Science and Technology, Rajasthan, India
³Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India
⁴Department of Zoology, Lucknow, India
⁵Department of Botany, Lucknow, India
⁶Department of Chemistry, Feroze Gandhi College, Raibareili, India

Chapter 2. A Comprehensive Insight into Historical, Structural and Mechanistic Aspects of Some Commonly Used Pharmaceutics and Their Impact on Human Health
Rajeev Singh Yadav¹ and Neha Agarwal²
¹Department of Chemistry, Ganna Utpadak P.G College, Baheri, Bareilly, India
²Department of Chemistry, Navyug Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Lucknow, India

Chapter 3. Pollution by Pharma Industries: An Overview
Neeraj Mohan Gupta¹, Jagat Singh Kirar¹, Yogesh Deswal², Laxmi Deswal² and Kailash Chandra³
¹Department of Chemistry, Govt. P G College, Guna, Madhya Pradesh, India
²Department of Chemistry, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India
³Department of Chemistry, Bareilly College, Bareilly, UP, India

Chapter 4. Emerging Trends in the Pharmaceutical Waste Generation and Disposal After COVID-19
Nitin Gupta¹, Aradhna Patel², Haresh Kalasariya² and Virendra Kumar Yadav³
¹School of Nanosciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
²Microbiology Department, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat, India
³Department of Biosciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan, India

Chapter 5. A Critical Risk Assessment of Adverse Effects Associated with Long Term Usage of Various Analgesics on Human Health
Anupma Singh
Department of Chemistry, DDU Government PG College, Sitapur, India

Chapter 6. A Study of the Diclofenac Economy in the Light of Its Indirect Harmful Effects on Vultures, Fishes, and Human Beings
Pratima Ghosh¹ and Manjula Upadhyay²
¹Department of Commerce, Navyug Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Lucknow, India
²Navyug Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Lucknow, India

Chapter 7. Cocrystals of Pharmaceutical Drugs: A Case Study of Paracetamol Cocrystals with Oxalic Acid and 4, 4, Bipyridine
Keshav Kumar Singh, Preeti Prajapati and Poonam Tandon
Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India

Chapter 8. Adverse Effects of Pharmaceutical Industry Waste and Effluence on Ecology
Rashmi Gupta and Rajendra Gupta
Department of Botany, BSNV P.G. College, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India; ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, India

Chapter 9. Photocatalytic Mineralization of Pharmaceutical Contaminants in Water by Heterogeneous Photocatalysis in the Presence of LED-Irradiation – A Green and Sustainable Approach
Vijendra Singh Solanki¹, Brijesh Pare², Neha Agarwal³ and Har Lal Singh¹
¹Department of Chemistry, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences (SLAS), Mody University of Science and Technology, Lachmangarh, Rajasthan, India
²Department of Chemistry, Government Madhav Science P.G. College, Ujjain, MP, India
³Department of Chemistry, Navyug Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Lucknow, India

Chapter 10. A Critical Review on the Treatment of Pharmaceutical Industrial Effluents in Waterbodies
Susmita Bajpai
Department of Chemistry, Brahmanand College, Kanpur, India

Chapter 11. The Latest Trends in Bioremediation of Pharmaceutical Contaminants: Limitations and Future Prospects
Neha Agarwal¹, Rajeev Singh Yadav² and Vijendra Singh Solanki³
¹Department of Chemistry, Navyug Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Lucknow, U.P., India
²Department of Chemistry, Ganna Utpadak P.G College, Baheri, Bareilly, U.P., India
³Department of Chemistry, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Mody University of Science and Technology, Rajasthan, India

Chapter 12. Metal Oxide Nanomaterials and Their Diverse Applications in Pharmaceuticals and Other Domains of Nanotechnology
Neetu Singh¹, Prabhat Kumar Singh², Ajay Kumar Saini³ and Shalini Singh⁴
¹Department of Physics,Govt. Degree College, Kuchlai-Sitapur,Uttar Pradesh, India
²Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
³Department of Chemistry, Govt. Degree College, Kuchlai-Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
⁴Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree College, Kuchlai-Sitapur,Uttar Pradesh, India

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