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Enzymes to Clean Pollution

Question asked by chris1312 on Jun 17, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2019 by Steven Cooke

I was reading recently about environmental remediation being done, using an esterase to break down / neutralize cocaine that had contaminated waterways in Europe. Are there similar enzymes that can be used to safely break down pharmaceutical drugs, like surplus SSRIs and neuroleptics, that medical staff at a workplace might just be flushing down the toilet thus causing more pollution? A way to metabolize them before disposal?

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