Take back these drugs -- please

P. F.
September 2007
High Country News;9/17/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 17, p12
The article discusses the efforts in the U.S. to keep pharmaceutical products from entering wastewater systems. It has been a common practice among Americans to dispose pharmaceuticals through their toilets. However, as wastewater systems become another source of water supply in the country, several moves such as take back programs have emerged to counteract this common practice. In Oregon, officials are working on a program to collect surplus medications. Meanwhile, communities around the country have set up periodic events for the safe disposal of drugs. In California, the San Mateo County has pioneered a permanent drop-off program.


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