The adoption of an environmental quality standard (EQS) for anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac under EU water legislation is not justified because the data available appears to be unreliable, a UK scientific committee has warned.
In a letter to British minister Richard Benyon, the Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee (HSAC) explained there are "significant issues on water solubility… which may invalidate many of the tests" carried out.
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