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Tierarzneimittel in der Umwelt: Abbau, Verlagerung und Verbleib

Tierarzneimittel in der Umwelt: Abbau, Verlagerung und Verbleib

www.umweltbundesamt.de/TAM-verbleib
Active substances from veterinary medicines behave very differently in the environment depending on substance and location properties.

This illustration visualizes the processes of degradation, runoff, accumulation, uptake and infiltration of veterinary drugs in the environment. Active substances from veterinary medicines behave very differently depending on the substance and location properties. While sulfonamides, for example, can be transferred to groundwater, tetracyclines tend to accumulate in the topsoil.

The interactive version of the infographics is available at: www.umweltbundesamt.de/TAM-verbleib

The infographic is licensed under a Creative Commons license CC BY-ND 4.0, i. e. it can be used without any changes, if the author is mentioned. The infographic is part of a series of five infographics on veterinary pharmaceuticals in the environment developed by Ecologic Institute for the German Federal Environment Agency.


Citation

Umweltbundesamt (2017): Tierarzneimittel in der Umwelt: Abbau, Verlagerung und Verbleib. Interactive Infographic. Online: www.umweltbundesamt.de/TAM-verbleib

Language
German
Credits

Concept: Melanie Kemper (Ecologic Institute)
Contents: Dr. Arne Hein (UBA), Stephan Hannappel (Hydor Consult)
Graphic design: Beáta Welk Vargová (Ecologic Institute)

Funding
Year
2017
Project ID
2590
Keywords
veterinary drugs, slurry tractor, drag-hose device, slurry tank, soil, surface water, topsoil, subsoil, rock, groundwater, veterinary medicines, slurry, storage, fermentation, Biogas, soil surface, degradation, microorganisms, rain, soil particles, erosion, drainage, organic fertilisation, drinking water, plant, food, , interactive, infographic, illustration