Operational logistics for ecotoxicological assessment of the drugs most used by the population of Santos/SP.

Giovanna Mazzeo, Camila Ramos Lopes Nunes, Wesley de Almeida Mazur, Walter Barrella, Fernando Sanzi Cortez, Fabio Hermes Poscedu, Camilo Dias Seabra Pereira, Luciana Lopes Guimarães, Walber Toma


Ecotoxicological studies are of great importance in determining the adverse effects caused to aquatic communities, caused by the emission of toxic substances in the environment. With the purpose to ensure a high level of protection to human health and the environment, the European Union has put in place the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals). This policy aims to generate a better understanding of marketed chemical substances , since it requires a number of physical, chemical and biological analysis for the release of products , as well as taking the necessary measures to manage any risks that are identified. This system opens the way to greater innovation and competitiveness of the chemicals industry, synthesizing more efficient and less toxic compounds to the environment and human health, both for European Union countries, as well for non- members wishing to export or import products chemicals. Under this policy, the policy 93/67/ECC that classifies substances according to the specific results of toxicity (EC50, IC50) is inserted. From this, we propose a script discipline of field research for undergraduate students of pharmacy course in order to verify the possible environmental damage from the release of excreted drugs in Santos estuary, using 93/67/ECC policy to classify compounds by acute ecotoxicological tests performed in the laboratory.
Keywords: Ecotoxicological assessment; ecology; Human ecology; ethnoecology; Ethnopharmacology

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