Pharmaceuticals in the Water Cycle Mechanisms for the Regulation of Environmentally Harmful Pharmaceutical Substances

Pharmaceuticals in the Water Cycle Mechanisms for the Regulation of Environmentally Harmful... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,  DOI 10.1163/187601011X559691 JEEPL 8.1 (  ) – brill.nl/jeep * ) Th is article is based on my dissertation “Rechtliche Regulierung der Umweltrisiken von Human- und Tierarzneimitteln”, Berliner Stoff rechtliche Schriften, Vol. 8, 2010. 1) For an overview of the numerous fi ndings in the environment, see K. Kern , Rechtliche Regulierung der Umweltrisiken von Human- und Tierarzneimitteln, 2010, pp. 20-45, B. Halling- Sørensen et al ., Occurrence, Fate and Eff ects of Pharmaceutical Substances in the Environment—a Review, Chemosphere 1998, Volume 36, Nr. 2. pp. 357-393, T. Heberer , Occurrence, fate and Pharmaceuticals in the Water Cycle Mechanisms for the Regulation of Environmentally Harmful Pharmaceutical Substances * Katharina Kern Department of Environmental and Planning Law, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Permoserstrasse 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany katharina.kern@ufz.de Abstract Pharmaceutical substances that accumulate in the water cycle can pose a lasting risk to animals and potentially even humans. Th is article outlines how pharmaceutical law and specifi c areas of environmental law (chemical, water and agricultural law) deal with this threat. It is shown that these laws fail to provide eff ective protection and, therefore, legal and socio-political strategies are proposed on how http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law Brill

Pharmaceuticals in the Water Cycle Mechanisms for the Regulation of Environmentally Harmful Pharmaceutical Substances

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Martinus Nijhoff
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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1613-7272
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1876-0104
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10.1163/187601011X559691
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,  DOI 10.1163/187601011X559691 JEEPL 8.1 (  ) – brill.nl/jeep * ) Th is article is based on my dissertation “Rechtliche Regulierung der Umweltrisiken von Human- und Tierarzneimitteln”, Berliner Stoff rechtliche Schriften, Vol. 8, 2010. 1) For an overview of the numerous fi ndings in the environment, see K. Kern , Rechtliche Regulierung der Umweltrisiken von Human- und Tierarzneimitteln, 2010, pp. 20-45, B. Halling- Sørensen et al ., Occurrence, Fate and Eff ects of Pharmaceutical Substances in the Environment—a Review, Chemosphere 1998, Volume 36, Nr. 2. pp. 357-393, T. Heberer , Occurrence, fate and Pharmaceuticals in the Water Cycle Mechanisms for the Regulation of Environmentally Harmful Pharmaceutical Substances * Katharina Kern Department of Environmental and Planning Law, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Permoserstrasse 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany katharina.kern@ufz.de Abstract Pharmaceutical substances that accumulate in the water cycle can pose a lasting risk to animals and potentially even humans. Th is article outlines how pharmaceutical law and specifi c areas of environmental law (chemical, water and agricultural law) deal with this threat. It is shown that these laws fail to provide eff ective protection and, therefore, legal and socio-political strategies are proposed on how

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Journal for European Environmental & Planning LawBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: PHARMACEUTICALS; ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT; AUTHORIZATION; PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE; WASTE WATER TREATMENT; REACH; WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE; SLUDGE; ENVIRONMENT; CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING

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