The U.S. Geological Survey and Environmental Protection Agency found 80% of all streams are contaminated with pharmaceuticals. They have also found both male and female sex organs in fish, frogs, and other aquatic animals. This is due to a large amount of pharmaceuticals in the water supply. These pharmaceuticals include narcotics, birth control drugs, and anti-depressants. This is exactly why you should never flush or wash your prescriptions down the drain. Read on for other options:
- Add water to the medication bottle with the unused medication in it, shake until dissolved, and then tape closed and throw away in the garbage. (Remember to remove your personal information for the medication bottle).
- Contact Earth Keepers for more information @ 906.228.6095, they are a grassroots company that helps keep pharmaceuticals out of our water supply.