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Many pharmaceutical products survive sewage treatment intact

January 22nd, 2012 by Umea University

High levels of the anti-inflammatory substance diclofenac are released from wastewater plants, according to a study from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Umeå University that was commissioned by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. “This is a wake-up call that this substance and several other pharmaceuticals are so difficult to break down,” said Jan Christiansson, […]