We remind you to pitch those pills properly. Here's why:
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What to do for safe disposal
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration regularly offers its National Take Back Initiatives, but you don't need to wait until then: Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District offers year-round recommendations, including the County Sheriff's RX Drug Drop Box Program at local law enforcement agencies.
COLLECTION EVENTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Upcoming @neorsd #PitchThosePills collection events
Many may think it's OK to simply flush old or unused medications down the toilet, but that's not true. While researchers have no definitive evidence of human health risk directly related to flushing unused medications, the Sewer District has found education can help reduce this source of potential contamination.
Research, education continues
Pharmaceuticals in wastewater is not a new issue. We have researched and monitored trends dating back to the mid-1990s and have been involved in state and national dialogue ever since. We will continue to be active in all pharmaceutical wastewater-treatment research and seek the best solutions to address any health and environmental concerns.