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Efficient waste water treatment processes can help reduce the pharmaceutical load released into the environment

Press release 2020-07-06 Finnish Environment Institute, LUT University and University of Helsinki
The load of active pharmaceutical ingredients released into the environment can be reduced by treating waste water at primary sources, such as hospitals, healthcare institutes, households and pharmaceutical industry, and by boosting waste water treatment at municipal waste water treatment plants. When choosing a treatment method, particular attention should be paid to the presence of the most harmful pharmaceutical agents. A large research project produced new information about reducing pharmaceutical emissions at primary source and municipal waste water treatment plants and studied suitable methods for reducing these emissions.

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