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Pills on a hand.

The medicines you use may end up in nature

Did you know that the medicines you use may end up polluting the environment? Finns are concerned about the environmental effects of medicines – and rightfully so.

  • Health and well-being
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Text Ulla Kaltiala | Photos Raija Törrönen
Woman dropping outdated medication packs into drug waste container.
Many Finns bring their unused medicines to the pharmacy, where they are disposed of accordingly.
Lasse Alajärvi.
Lasse Alajärvi gave a presentation on the SUDDEN project launched last year at the Researchers’ Night event in Kuopio.