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Table 2 Frequency of expressed policy beliefs in the public debate

From: Transition towards sustainable pharmacy? The influence of public debates on policy responses to pharmaceutical contaminants in water

Policy beliefs Agreement Disagreement Total
Σ % Σ % Σ %
Risk for the environment 87 13.1 0   87 13.1
Risk for human health 24 3.6 43 6.5 67 10.1
Risk unknown 32 4.8 0   32 4.8
Consumers responsible 115 17.3 0   115 17.3
Agriculture responsible 38 5.7 1 0.2 39 5.9
Pharmaceutical industry responsible 13 2.0 0   13 2.0
Wastewater treatment responsible 74 11.1 0   74 11.1
Policy approach: consumer 54 8.1 0   54 8.1
Policy approach: agriculture 19 2.9 1 0.2 20 3.0
Policy approach: pharmaceutical industry 42 6.3 0   42 6.3
Policy approach: wastewater treatment 72 10.8 16 2.4 88 13.2
Policy instrument: tax 3 0.5 1 0.2 4 0.6
Policy instrument: subsidy 1 0.2 0   1 0.2
Policy instrument: authorisation 14 2.1 1 0.2 15 2.3
Policy instrument: application 4 0.6 0   4 0.6
Policy instrument: product ban 1 0.2 0   1 0.2
Policy instrument: EQS 10 1.5 0   10 1.5
Sum 603 90.5 63 9.5 666 100.0