MEP vote to reject giving pharmaceuticals EQSs by Nick Boley

At a  recent meeting of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, MEPs rejected the proposal by the European Commission to give 3 pharmaceuticals environment quality standards (EQSs). These 3 substances – diclofenac, E2 and EE2 (the latter two are found in the contraceptive pill) – will be monitored but not restricted. 12 other chemicals were proposed for restriction and given EQSs, and the MEPs agreed with these.

The proposed levels at which these three pharmaceuticals would be permitted in water were so low that reliable measurement (and hence enforcement) would be extremely challenging, even to the most advanced laboratories in the EU.


Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: