Assessing the toxicological risk to human health and groundwater communities from veterinary pharmaceuticals in groundwater

Current version

PDF iconAdopted guideline

Comes into effect: 1/11/2018

Reference numberEMA/CVMP/ERA/103555/2015
Published30/04/2018
KeywordsToxicology, groundwater communities
DescriptionGroundwater 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 residues of veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) in groundwater, serving both as a source of drinking water and as an ecosystem. It complements existing guidelines such as the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use guideline on environmental impact assessment for veterinary medicines.

Document history

Current version

PDF iconAdopted guideline

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PDF iconDraft guideline

Published: 30/04/2018

Comes into effect: 1/11/2018

Published: 30/04/2018


Published: 24/02/2017



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