Antibiotics in the aquatic environment of Vietnam: Sources, concentrations, risk and control strategy

Binh, Vu Ngan, Dang, Nhung, Anh, Nguyen Thi Kieu, Ky, Le Xuan and Thai, Phong K. (2018) Antibiotics in the aquatic environment of Vietnam: Sources, concentrations, risk and control strategy. Chemosphere, 197 438-450. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.01.061

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Author Binh, Vu Ngan
Dang, Nhung
Anh, Nguyen Thi Kieu
Ky, Le Xuan
Thai, Phong K.
Title Antibiotics in the aquatic environment of Vietnam: Sources, concentrations, risk and control strategy
Journal name Chemosphere   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1879-1298
0045-6535
Publication date 2018-01-18
Year available 2018
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.01.061
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 197
Start page 438
End page 450
Total pages 13
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Subject 1600 Chemistry
2304 Environmental Chemistry
Abstract The presence of antibiotics in the aquatic environment is a serious concern because it may lead to the emergence of antibiotic resistance, thus lowering the therapeutic effect of antibiotics. In Vietnam, the problem is aggravated by the irrational use of antibiotics in different sectors of agriculture and human health service. Moreover, the residues of antibiotics in the aquatic environment can be spread widely due to the lack of proper wastewater treatment systems. In this paper, we aim to comprehensively review all relevant sources that discharge antibiotics to the aquatic environment in Vietnam. Apart from the common source of antibiotics from aquaculture, other activities that release considerable amounts of antibiotics into water environment are also included. Environmental concentrations of antibiotics related to those sources are studied to demonstrate their contributions to the presence of antibiotics in the aquatic environment in Vietnam. As antibiotic-contained water may be used as water supply for irrigation and even human consumption in rural areas, the essence of wastewater treatment is highlighted. Finally, we also discuss the new National Action plan from the Ministry of Health for controlling the issue of antibiotic resistance in Vietnam.
Keyword Antibiotic contamination
Antibiotic resistance
Emergence of resistance
Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Veterinary antibiotics
Wastewater treatment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 105.08-2014.24
Institutional Status UQ

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