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Investigation of medicines consumption and disposal in Brazil: A study case in a developing country.

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Summary of "Investigation of medicines consumption and disposal in Brazil: A study case in a developing country."

The incorrect disposal of medicines can be harmful to the environment. Here, we aim to understand the consumption and disposal of medicines in Brazil using online forms. 64% of the respondents have the habit to self-medicate. 66% of respondents dispose the disused or expired medicines in the garbage. 71.9% of respondents never receive any information about correct disposal of medicines. 95.2% of respondents believe that residues of medicines can be harmful to the environment. Environmental education can provide information to the population and help to mitigate pharmaceuticals pollution.

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Name: The Science of the total environment
ISSN: 1879-1026
Pages: 505-509

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