The occurrence of selected hypolipidemic drugs in the aquatic environment

Piotr Rezka,

Wojciech Balcerzak


The paper is part of a series of publications discussing the prevalence of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment. The paper presents two groups of hypolipidemic drugs (lipid regulators) and their basic parameters. A review of the literature on the occurrence of these compounds in wastewater, surface water and groundwater was made. According to the literature, the presence of various lipid regulators in raw water entering water treatment plants poses a real threat of their penetration into the water supply system, and consequently, to public water intended for human consumption.

Słowa kluczowe: lipid regulators, lipid–lowering agents, wastewater, surface water, groundwater, drinking water