IIWQ Series of Technical and Policy Case Studies - 12. Status report on pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region
This initiative provides a comprehensive background for a regional strategy to mitigate pharmaceuticals' possible harmful effect in the Baltic Sea based on information compiled at national and regional level. It integrates information on production and consumption of pharmaceuticals in the region, their pathways to the Baltic Sea environment, and concentrations in all the compartments of the environment and effects on marine life. It also identifies knowledge gaps and possible measures to fill such gaps.