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IES team members Stefan HögerArno Wess and Thomas Schmidt recently had an article published in the latest CHIMIA international journal for chemistry.

Their article ‘Challenges of Regulatory Environmental Risk Assessment for Human Pharmaceuticals with Focus on Antibiotics’ can be accessed now free of charge: https://lnkd.in/dUHxTgQ

CHIMIA is the International Journal for Chemistry and Official Membership Journal of the SCS, with all issues available online: https://chimia.ch/



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Pharmaceutical residues in the environment are a global topic highlighted by OECD as of particular importance because they can affect the photosynthetic activity of primary producers and subsequently the primary biomass production and carbon dioxide fixation. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has proposed to implement a new tailored environmental risk assessment scheme, published in a new draft guideline. Threshold effect levels to three fixed representative species of green algae and cyanobacteria will be required.

In an upcoming article in the CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry special Environment issue this coming Spring, IES will explore this topic. Our authors Arno WessStefan Höger and Schmidt Thomas will review and compare contamination of various different natural waters with antibiotics, as well as present an overview of published effect data on eukaryotic and prokaryotic algae in order to discuss the representativeness of the selected species.

You can find out more about the CHIMIA Journal on their official website: https://chimia.ch/