PHARMACEUTICALS, HORMONES, AND OTHER ORGANIC WASTEWATER CONTAMINANTS IN U.S. STREAMS
Recently the U.S. Geologocal Survey (USGS) released a report that there is a growing concern for potential adverse human and ecological health effects resulting from the production, use and disposal of chemicals, even common household medicines. This research shows that many of these compounds enter the environment disperse and persist far longer than first anticipated, and surprisingly, little is known about the extent of environmental effects or the ultimate fate of many synthetic organic chemicals. Many of these compounds pass through wastewater treatment plants or septic systems which are not designed to remove them.
What is stricking is if you go to the FDA Consumer Guidance – disposal of unused medications they state “Most drugs can be thrown in the household trash, but consumers should take certain precautions before tossing them out.”
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