EU: Pharma manufacturers should help clean up drugs from wastewater

The pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries should foot the bill when their products end up as contaminants, the EU Commission proposes. 
92% of environmentally hazardous drugs in Europe’s wastewater comes from pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, according to the EU Commission | Photo: Miljøstyrelsen
92% of environmentally hazardous drugs in Europe’s wastewater comes from pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, according to the EU Commission | Photo: Miljøstyrelsen
by ritzau, translated by daniel pedersen

Medicines consumed by patients can end up in sewage systems along with soap from when people shower. 

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