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Residues of active pharmaceutical ingredients contaminate the water and marine life of the Baltic Sea. In CWPharma, partners from seven countries work on tools and recommendations for policy makers, authorities and municipalities to reduce these harmful emissions.

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Follow Baltic Sea Pharma Platform to keep track on the latest research 2024-07-16
There will be no more updates on this CWPharma website, so we suggest following Baltic Sea Pharma Platform to keep track on the latest research about pharmaceuticals in the environment.
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Save the date and join in: CWPharma 2 project Final Seminar on 23rd November 2021 2021-11-11
It is time to check the results of the extension stage project CWPharma 2. In the webinar you will get to know how the waste water treatment plants performed in the removal of active pharmaceutical ingredients in fitness tests and what were the results of the feasibility study done at Helsinki waste water treatment plant.
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Actions needed to reduce pharmaceutical emissions in the Baltic Sea region 2021-06-21
Since 2017 CWPharma project has worked to gather data on the consumption of pharmaceuticals and their concentrations in the environment, to identify the most problematic compounds and to find the best ways to decrease their emissions to the environment. One of the key findings is that twelve out of 75 studied pharmaceuticals were identified as a risk to the environment. The Action Plan for reducing emissions highlights the need for combination of emission reduction schemes.
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