Webinar on Pharmaceutical Pollution and Antimicrobial Resistance (September 26th, 2022)
Pharmaceutical Pollution has been major concern threatening environmental and human health. In the last two decades, more than 100 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) have been detected globally in effluent discharges, surface waters, ground and drinking water and soil. This dumping of antibiotic waste creates ideal conditions for the proliferation of multidrug-resistant bacteria and the emergence of antibiotic resistance.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has been identified as one of the biggest global health threats of the present time. Common and life-threatening infections like pneumonia, gonorrhoea, and post-operative infections, as well as HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, are increasingly becoming untreatable because of AMR. Building on two decades of work on the issues of chemical safety and waste management, Toxics Link organised a webinar on Pharmaceutical Pollution and Antimicrobial Resistance.