Legislation for pharmaceuticals in groundwater, surface water and drinking water

On the European level, the directive on priority substances is now being revised. This is also a WFD daughter directive. Based on the current status of consultations, it appears that there will be support for a common EU strategy to address pharmaceutical pollutants in water and that precise timescales will be formulated for implementation of appropriate measures. However, development of analytical methods and the technology is advancing much faster than the preparation of legislative instruments…

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