Pharmaceuticals

Pills and pharmaceuticals spilling out of pill bottle

A Prescription for Clean Water

Did you know that traces of pharmaceuticals are being detected in the environment, primarily in water (surface water, groundwater, and drinking water) and soil?

One of the ways pharmaceuticals get into our environment is by consumers throwing medications (prescription drugs and non-prescription/over-the-counter drugs) and other personal care products in the garbage, or flushing them down the toilet or the sink.

The potential human health risks associated with minute levels of pharmaceuticals in water in general and drinking water in particular is small; however, taking preventative action by disposing of pharmaceuticals safely helps protect our drinking water sources over the long term…

Most pharmacies will take back unused/expired pharmaceuticals – visit www.healthsteward.ca to find your local pharmacy by address/postal code.
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