Proceedings of the 2017 6th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICEESD 2017)

Environmental behavior and impacts of antibiotics

Authors
Yaozong Cui, Yanhong Li, Lihao Zhang, Nan Xiao
Corresponding Author
Yaozong Cui
Available Online April 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceesd-17.2017.84How to use a DOI?
Keywords
antibiotics; determination method; sorption and degradation; antibiotic resistance genes; toxicological effects
Abstract
Antibiotics are widely used to treat or prevent human and animal diseases, as well as to promote the growth of animals in livestock breeding and aquaculture. As a type of antibacterial drugs, antibiotics have been widely applied in human/animal disease prevention, disease treatment, animal husbandry and aquaculture, etc. A majority of antibiotics introduced into human/animal cannot be utilized directly, leading to the result that more than 85% antibiotics were discharged into the environment. Once antibiotics enter the ecosystems, they could influence the evolution of the community structure, which according affect the ecological function of aquatic environment. Correspondingly, antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) have been found, which is threatening ecological safety and human health. In this review, five parts were discussed in detail: (1) the source of antibiotics in the environment; (2) the determination of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the environment; (3) the spatial distribution of antibiotics and in the environment; (4) the fate of antibiotics in the environment; (5) the toxicological effects of antibiotics. Moreover, the existing problems and future research directions are proposed.
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Proceedings
2017 6th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICEESD 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
April 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-328-9
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceesd-17.2017.84How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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