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Current Green Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 2213-3461
ISSN (Online): 2213-347X


The Fate of Fungi in the Bioremediation of Pharmaceutical Drug Wastes

Author(s): Pankaj Kumar Chaurasia*, Sunita Kumari, Sunita Singh and Shashi Lata Bharati*

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2023

Published on: 09 June, 2023

Page: [100 - 104] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/2213346110666230416152330


Pharmaceutical drug wastes are pharmaceutical molecules that may be released into the environment through various ways, like from pharmaceutical industries, hospitals, or health care channels. Such molecules may be poisonous to the aquatic environment, aquatic lives as well as human beings. In the green approaches toward their treatment, fungi and their extracellular or intracellular enzymes may be significantly useful in the bioremediation of pharmaceutical pollutants. This editorial presents a brief overview of the fungal-assisted bioremediation of pharmaceutical drugs present as wastes and the fate of the fungal applicability towards such bioremediation processes.

Keywords: Fungi, pharmaceutically active compounds, drug wastes, bioremediation, degradation, pharmaceutical drug wastes.

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