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Pharmaceuticals in the environment - avoidance, reduction and monitoring


Residues of pharmaceuticals pollute our waters and soils. Their traces are found in groundwater and in some cases in drinking water. A risk for the environment has already been identified for a few pharmaceutical active substances. However, according to current knowledge, no risk for human health is indicated. In order to protect our waters and soils on a long-term basis and as well for reasons of preventative health protection the contamination of waters and soils needs to be reduced.

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background paper
Number of pages
24
Year of publication
Author(s)
Ina Ebert, Riccardo Amato, Arne Hein, Sabine Konradi
Language
Englisch
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Umweltbundesamt
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1311 KB
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 pharmaceutical  avoidance strategy  active monitoring