OECD Green Talks : LIVE | Pharmaceutical Residues in Freshwater: Hazards and Policy Responses
Pharmaceuticals are essential for human and animal health but are increasingly recognised as an environmental concern when they enter freshwater systems. Residues of pharmaceuticals, such as hormones, antidepressants and antibiotics, have been detected in surface water and groundwater across the globe. The mis- and over-use of antibiotics is also an important contributing factor of antimicrobial resistance – a global health crisis with the potential for enormous health, food security and economic consequences.
The forthcoming OECD report, Pharmaceutical Residues in Freshwater: Hazards and Policy Responses, warns of the risks from increased pharmaceutical residues in the environment. Join Hannah Leckie and Bob Diderich of the Environment Directorate on 14 November at 17:00 CET / 11:00 EST to discuss the key findings of the report, and how policy makers and other stakeholders can take action to reduce the risks.
Duration: 1 hour (Presentation of 20-30 minutes followed by Q&A).