Pharmaceutical & Personal Care Products (PPCPs):
Modern society uses products that contain various chemicals for a wide variety of personal health and hygiene uses, including preventing and combating disease, alleviating symptoms from illness and injury, personal comfort, grooming and cosmetic purposes. Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) include medicines, insect repellents, sunscreens, perfumes, soaps, fragrances, and lotions. These products, which can be found in any drug store, have the potential to enter the environment through domestic sewage and other sources. Some are endocrine disrupting compounds (or EDCs) and could possibly affect the system of glands that produces hormones that help control the body's metabolic activity and development.