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Common environmental theme Octet Stream Freshwater - Why care? (Slovakia)
Why should we care about this theme?
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Slovakia
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Why care? (Spain)
SOER Common environmental theme from Spain
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Spain
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Why care? (Sweden)
Why should we care? Links to further national information on freshwater.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Sweden
Common environmental theme D source code Freshwater - Why care? (Switzerland)
SOER Common environmental theme from Switzerland
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Switzerland
Common environmental theme PGP keys Freshwater - Why care? (Turkey)
Freshwater - Why care? (Turkey)
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Turkey
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Why care? (United Kingdom)
SOER Common environmental theme from United Kingdom
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments United Kingdom
Figure Freshwater invertebrates extinct or at risk in European countries
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SOER Key fact Freshwater Quality - key fact 4
A substantial proportion of Europe’s freshwaters are at risk of not achieving good status under the EU Water Framework Directive by 2015 (40 % of surface waters and 30 % of groundwaters, in 2004).
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Freshwater quality — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
Highlight text/x-sh Hazardous substances in Europe’s fresh and marine waters – an overview
Hazardous substances in fresh and marine water can harm aquatic life and pose a risk to human health, according to a new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report notes that while European legislation to address the issue is relatively strong, new challenges exist including ‘emerging pollutants’ where potential effects are not yet fully understood. More effort is also needed to ensure that chemicals are produced and used more sustainably.
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Publication text/x-sh Hazardous substances in Europe's fresh and marine waters — An overview
Chemicals are an essential part of our daily lives and are used to produce consumer goods, to protect or restore our health and to boost food production, to name but a few examples. Some chemicals, however, are hazardous, raising concerns for the environment and human health. Hazardous substances are emitted to fresh and marine waters via a number of pathways and can have detrimental effects on aquatic biota. Humans can be exposed to hazardous substances in water through the ingestion of contaminated drinking water and the consumption of contaminated freshwater fish and seafood. A wide range of legislation now exists in Europe to address the release of hazardous substances to the environment, including water. New challenges exist, however, including the issues of chemical mixtures and emerging pollutants.
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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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