Every hour 70 new chemicals are registered and every year about 500 of them will be found in new products. Sooner or later all of these chemicals will end up in the environment and many of them find their way in water and sludge through rivers and brooks out in the coastal waters. Thus not surprisingly even in smaller studies complex chemical solutions are to be found along all of our coasts. Fortunately all lakes, streams and archipelagos in Europe should have an adequate chemical and ecological status before 2015. The intention is to be able to predict the cumulative effect of all chemicals in a stream and to measure the effect from these chemical solutions. If you don’t know the cause and effect, you can’t prioritize and fix the problem.
Published: Thu 31 May 2018.
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