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Workshop "Monograph system for active pharmaceutical substances"

cows

Information on fate and effects of pharmaceutical substances in the environment should preferably be collated in monographs. Although monographs are one of the most promising measures to harmonize the environmental risk assessment and to tackle the issue of the ‘existing’ substances, this measure was not considered in the proposal of the commission for a new Regulation on Veterin. Med. Products. read more

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Ammonia emissions from intensive rearing of pigs at high levels

rearing pig

Extensive emissions of Ammonia into the air remain a well-known problem for years. This has resulted in oversupply with nutrients, processes of acid deposition and the loss of biological diversity in ecosystems. The largest part of ammonia emissions in Germany is generated in the agriculture sector (95 %), with 52 % stemming from cattle farming and 20 % from intensive rearing of pigs. read more

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UBA organises resources conferences

A cut down tree

After the success of the conferences in 2012, the Federal Environment Agency is hosting the European Resources Forum (ERF) and the National Resources Forum (NRF) for the second time. The conferences will take place from 10 to 12 November 2014 in Berlin. read more

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Pharmaceuticals in the environment: a new test system for effect

Trout

Residues of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment may affect flora and fauna. The goal of a three-year UBA-funded research project was to find a quick and reliable test system to be used for monitoring of such harmful effects in vivo. The results of the first project part are now available. read more

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Regulate fracking now

schematic of the fracking procedure

The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is pressing for speedy regulation of fracking technology. "Fracking remains a risk technology", said UBA President Maria Krautzberger on the occasion of the presentation of UBA's new, 600-page export Fracking II report in Berlin. read more

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On desert dust and exhaust fumes: New WHO Air Quality Newsletter

Schild des WHO CC Air Quality Management and Air Pollution Control

More than 90% of urban populations in the European WHO region are exposed to air with pollution concentrations that are sometimes well above the WHO air quality guideline values. Find out about the origin of these pollutants in the latest edition of the newsletter published by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Air Quality Management and Air Pollution Control located at UBA. read more

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