To better understand the extent and drivers of the medicinal contamination of freshwater worldwide.
1) Concentrations of 61 pharmaceuticals were measured across 102 countries.
2) Developed a novel method (a small, handheld collection kit) for rapid global sample collection and high-throughput analysis for a broad suite of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment.
HCWH Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the European Commission (EC)’s LIFE+ programme, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Germany, and the German Environment Agency (UBA). HCWH Europe is solely responsible for the content of this project and related materials. The views expressed do not reflect the official views of the EC, BMU, or UBA.