Pharmaceutical pollution of the world’s rivers

Researchers of the Veterinary Faculty of University of Ljubljana participated in a new high-profile global study of river pollution by active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), led and coordinated by the University of York (UK). As the study looked at 258 rivers from all continents, including Antarctica, with a single approach to sampling, analytical methodology and statistical processing, it has been the first truly global-scale investigation of medical contamination in the environment. Ljubljanica was among the least polluted rivers, included in this research.

A summary of the study, with a link to its publication, is available at the website of the Veterinary Faculty of University of Ljubljana: