Pharmaceuticals

​Addressing the potential environmental threat from pharmaceuticals have long been on HELCOM´s agenda. More information can be found on the pharmaceuticals action area page.

HELCOM Pressure and State & Conservation groups have prepared a regional status report on pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region. The report was developed jointly by the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) and Policy Area Hazards of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). It serves as a case study within the framework of UNESCO Emerging Pollutants in Water Series, under UNESCO-IHP’s International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ) Project on ‘Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Reuse in Developing Countries’.