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Outdated Medications

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Sun 3 Aug, 2014 12:10 pm
I just received a pamphlet with Home Safety Tips. It says to "flush outdated medication down the toilet." I thought that can result in contaminating our water supply with very small quantities of medication.

True?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 3 Aug, 2014 02:06 pm
@gollum,
Yes it does slightly pollute the water shed. The best way to dispose of them is to take them to a pharmacy or give them to your physician for disposal.

Here are other methods recommended:

http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm101653.htm
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