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The key to solving micropollutants? Agriculture and pharmaceuticals

As the phrase ‘forever chemicals’ enters the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time in 2024, and these fluorinated substances expand the list of micropollutants, it might be time for a change in the way these persistent environmental pollutants are tackled.

Historically, regulations have focused on end-of-pipe solutions to avoid micropollutants entering water courses. Hence water companies and discharges of wastewater effluent have been under scrutiny. This approach is far from ideal and ignores other key players such as pharmaceutical companies and agriculture when tackling micropollutants.

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