Soil, water and vegetables contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Soil, water and vegetables contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria According to the European Commission, antimicrobial medicines and micro-organisms resistant to these medicines in the environment constitute one of the biggest health threats in the world (Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, March 2019). Recent research by the RIVM …

Whatever doesn’t get in, doesn’t have to get out!

Whatever doesn’t get in, doesn’t have to get out! Nettie Aarnink, Director at the water board Vechtstromen over medicine residues in the water People in the Netherlands are using more and more medicines. These medicine residues can be partially purified from the waste water by the sewage treatment plants. As …

CleanMed Europe – Minister Bruno Bruins on medicine residues in waste water

        CleanMed Europe – Minister Bruno Bruins on medicine residues in waste water Over three days, partners from different industries met to discuss challenges and opportunities for sustainable health care at the CleanMed European Conference. Bruno Bruins, the Dutch Minister of Health Care, emphasised the importance of …