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European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products


Environmental impact

The European Commission describes environmental pollution caused by human and veterinary pharmaceutical substances as ‘an emerging environmental problem’ and its ‘Study on the environmental risks of medicinal products’ confirms that some medicinal products pose environmental risks and that there are concerns for the health effects on humans. Health and environmental regulators, academics and the pharmaceutical industry are working to assess the situation and find solutions.

Homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products have negligible environmental impact, making this ‘one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable forms of healthcare on the planet’.[1]The majority of homeopathic substances have no environmental toxicity. Many manufacturers promote organic farming for their source materials, fostering biodiversity and optimising the use of natural resources throughout their supply chain.

[1] K. Chatfield, Simile, Faculty of Homeopathy, November 2016

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Last updated on 28 Jul 2020