How do pharmaceuticals get into nature? And what is their effect on nature?

As part of the MEDWwater project, scientists have detected the presence of various pharmaceutically active substances not only in our wastewater, but also in rivers and the sea. In particular, active substances found in painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, diclofenac and paracetamol are prevalent.

How do pharmaceuticals get into nature? And what is their effect on nature?

As part of the MEDWwater project, scientists have detected the presence of various pharmaceutically active substances not only in our wastewater, but also in rivers and the sea. In particular, active substances found in painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, diclofenac and paracetamol are prevalent.

Watch the animation produced by the “Dabai Tableti Nevajag” (“Nature does not need a pill”) campaign to see how pharmaceutically active substances are released into the environment and what we can all do to reduce their levels. (Video is in Latvian)

More information here: https://www.kurzemesregions.lv/dabaitabletinevajag/

The campaign takes place with the financial support of the Interreg Latvia – Lithuania Program project MEDWwater LLI-527.

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#GamtaiVaistųNereikia #NatureNeedsNoPill #Kurzemesreģions

Video by “Sense Media”.

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