This analytical report explains the environmental dimension of the issue of antibiotic residues in the environment,  resistant pathogens and other molecules with antimicrobial properties that enhance the spread of resistance genes in microbial communities. It emphasizes the need for considering the environmental exposure to antimicrobials in efforts to curb the resistance.

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Organization: UNEP

Theme: Health

Topics: Health, Chemicals and Waste, Risk Reduction/Management, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2017

Language: English