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17.01.2020 | Publication

Pharmaceutical residues in drinking water and water bodies – quantitative analysis, risk assessment and precautionary measures

Against the backdrop of a steadily increasing consumption of medicinal products, the TAB has published a detailed report on »Pharmaceutical residues in drinking water and water bodies«.

TAB's policy brief, which is now available in English as TAB-Fokus no. 22 PDF [2,90 MB] features the key findings of the project, provides a concentrated overview regarding the quantities, qualities and effects of micropollutants on humans and the environment, compiles proposals to prevent pollution, identifies gaps in knowledge and presents possible strategies for actions to reduce the risks of pharmaceutical residues in water.

For the full report TAB-Arbeitsbericht Nr. 183, published in January 2020 after acceptance by the German Bundestag, please visit the German project page.

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