Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Photo: Bill Lyons

Pharmaceutical residues in the Baltic Sea are causing concern as the full impact for the marine environment​ is still unknown.

​Addressing the potential environmental threat from pharmaceuticals have long been on HELCOM´s agenda. The last HELCOM Ministerial Meeting in 2013 agreed to collect information and assess the state of contamination.

HELCOM Pressure and State & Conservation groups are involved with preparing a regional status report. Such a product is expected to serve a comprehensive and scientifically sound background for elaboratio