The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) of the European Commission published a statement and a position paper on emerging health and environmental issues recently.

The SCHEER statement on emerging health and environmental issues draws the Commission Services’ attention to 14 emerging issues in the non-food area that Committee members have identified as having a potential impact on human health and/or the environment in the future.

Among the risks identified are the increase of pharmaceuticals and illicit drug loads in wastewater, the chemicals inside e-cigarettes, fly tipping of waste from illegal drug manufacturing sites, etc.

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