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Corporate Overview

The Standard - April 2023

Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products

Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) are a class of products that include prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as non-medical consumer chemicals used for personal health or cosmetic reasons. Concern about environmental and human exposure to PPCPs has grown significantly in recent years due to the prevalence in common household items and limited knowledge of exposure effects. There is significant concern about PPCPs in aquatic systems due to their persistence throughout the wastewater treatment process and ultimate discharge into surface water or groundwater.

CIL, with guidance from leading laboratories around the world, works diligently to produce high-quality stable isotope-labeled and native standards to strengthen the analysis of PPCPs. With continued concern and numerous product additions in the past few years, CIL has recently developed a full “mini-catalog” compendium for our wide range of PPCP standards, including products in the following categories:

• Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs

• UV Blockers/Sunscreens

• Personal Care Products

• Veterinary and Human Antibiotics

• Bisphenols

• Cyclic Volatile Methyl Siloxanes

• Parabens

• Cyanotoxins

• Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines

• Nitrosamines (individuals and standard mixtures)

• Food and Drinking Water Impurity Standards

• Cannabinoids


Check out our PPCP catalog, linked below, or visit our website for detailed product listings within these classes.

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