Reduced commitment to tackling serious pharmaceutical pollution

Categories: Chemicals
Types: Letter
Published: 2 July 2018
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Dear President Juncker,

In light of recent media reports1 indicating a weakening of the European Commission’s resolve to tackle the very serious impacts of pharmaceutical pollution on the environment, we are writing to urge you to ensure that key measures to address these are included in the upcoming strategic approach on pharmaceuticals in the environment (PiE). Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are currently excluded from EU environmental regulation, which is untenable in light of the risk these pose to the environment and to human and animal health…

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