Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) are substances used by individuals for personal health or cosmetic reasons, and products used by agribusiness to boost growth or health of livestock. Personal care products, such as creams, detergents, deodorants, cosmetics, perfumes etc. are used in an increasing extent worldwide. These products contain a wide variety of chemicals, used either as an active ingredient or as an additive to improve qualities of the product.
The objective of this report is to give an overview of the results of PPCP monitoring in the Nordic countries, by identifying which com- pounds have been monitored, in which countries and if the are im- portant differences in the values detected amongst the Nordic countries. This report presents the results and does not intend to interpret the results.