Related content for project "Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessments of Drugs in the Environment (PHARMAS)" (project ID 2708)
The PHARMAS project organized a Science-Policy Event in Brussels on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment. Several European, national, and international projects presented their results – from the perspective of their relevance to environmental policy – to interested stakeholders. All presentation slides, summaries, and statements are available for download.
You may have read in the press about medicines, like antibiotics and the pill, being found in rivers and lakes, and even in drinking water. Is this true? How do drugs get there, and do they have effects? Is there anything being done to address this? Can I do anything to help?
Vidaurre, Rodrigo and Isabelle Turcotte 2012: Results of the Stakeholder Consultation on Requirements for a Possible Environmental Risk and Hazard Classification System for Pharmaceuticals. Ecologic Institute, Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Institute for Social-Ecological research.