TITLE

A New Prescription

AUTHOR(S)
Stoner, Scott
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
New York State Conservationist;Apr2009, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
39250272

 

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