Draft guideline on assessing the toxicological risk to human health and groundwater communities from veterinary pharmaceuticals in groundwater

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Download document Draft guideline on assessing the toxicological risk to human health and groundwater communities from veterinary pharmaceuticals in groundwater
Reference number EMA/CVMP/ERA/103555/2015
Status draft: consultation open
First published 2017-02-24
Last updated 2017-02-24
Consultation start date 2017-02-24
Consultation end date 2017-08-31
Email address for submissions vet-guidelines@ema.europa.eu

Summary

Groundwater is a source of human drinking water and also provides a very unique ecosystem with vulnerable aquatic communities. This guideline provides a methodology for performing a risk assessment of groundwater contamination by veterinary medicines for human health and aquatic ecosystems. It complements existing guidelines such as the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use guideline on environmental impact assessment for veterinary medicines in support of the VICH guidelines 6 and 38.