A New Prescription

Stoner, Scott
April 2009
New York State Conservationist;Apr2009, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p14
The article focuses on the Do Not Flush Your Drugs campaign launched by New York Governor David A. Paterson aimed at preventing pharmaceutical contamination of bodies of water. Scientists have found that exposure of species to pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) can have serious effects. New guidance for institutions to promote environmentally sound practices for unused pharmaceuticals disposal has been developed by an interagency work group. The role of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in the campaign is detailed.


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