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U.N. Report Highlights Environmental Dimension Of Antimicrobial Resistance

CIDRAP: U.N. report cites environmental threat of antimicrobial resistance
“A report [Tuesday] from the United Nations Environment Programme (U.N. Environment) highlights the environmental dimension of antimicrobial resistance. The Frontiers Report, launched during the third U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, lists the release of antimicrobial compounds into the environment by households, hospitals, pharmaceutical factories, and farms as one of six emerging issues of environmental concern because of the potential impact on antibiotic resistance…” (Dall, 12/5).

U.N. News Centre: Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ U.N. environment experts warn
“Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from the United Nations that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in environment. ‘The warning here is truly frightening: we could be spurring the development of ferocious superbugs through ignorance and carelessness,’ said Erik Solheim, chief of the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), on Tuesday…” (12/5).

Xinhua News: U.N. says antimicrobial resistance from pollution biggest health threats
“…The report looks at six areas — the environmental dimension of antimicrobial resistance, nanomaterials, marine protected areas, sand and dust storms, off-grid solar solutions, and environmental displacement…” (12/6).

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