Pharmaceuticals can pose a serious threat to aquatic environment and a major cause for the spread of lethal diseases. Hospital wastewater is a key source of this pollution, which local wastewater treatment plants are often ill-equipped to handle.
- Difficulty assessing health and environmental risks of hospital wastewater
- Need for secure, high-quality potable water in hospitals
- Danger of waterborne infections for hospital patients
- Need to comply with local water emissions regulations