Drug-pollution law all washed up.

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  • Author(s): Gilbert, Natasha
  • Source:
    Nature. 11/22/2012, Vol. 491 Issue 7425, p503-504. 2p. 1 Color Photograph, 1 Diagram.
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    • Abstract:
      The article reports on the intense lobbying against the proposal of European Union (EU) to clean up waterways. It notes that the initiative of EU to clean drug polluted waterways have sparked opposition and intense lobbying by the water and pharmaceutical industries due to thr proposal's uncertainty and high costs. It states that the proposal to limit levels of contraceptive hormone ethynyl oestradiol in surface water has raised concerns due to lack of data on its environmental impact.