Effects of pharmaceutical residues in water

Pharmaceutical residues occur quite often in the marine environment. But what is known about their biological effects?

Mistra EviEM's pilot study shows that few field studies have been conducted on the effects of pharmaceutical contaminants on marine organisms in the environment. The existing laboratory studies cover a very large number of active pharmaceutical substances, organisms that might come into contact with them, and various outcomes, but these studies are not really comparable. It is therefore difficult to analyse the scientific evidence through a systematic review.