everyone dumps their pills in the toilet is this safe? doesnt that go in our drinking water? how do you dispose of unused medication?
Does anyone know about the contamination in our water?
- 18 Aug 2010 by Anonymous
- 1 Sep 2010
hi,all unused medications should be sent to me in care subzero's drug disposal toilet dark side of the moon: who will ever know @lol.lmao.com/.org... lol... or you can always bring it back to the pharmacy who gave it to you.or the doctors office who perscribed it to you.and it will be destroyed with the rest of infectious waist.where it will be incinerated at temperatures over 2000 degrees.
Everyone is really up in arms about the flushing of meds down the toilet and YES, it does get into the soil and eventually can fine it's way to our water supply, so it's imperative that meds are disposed of in another way. It has been the subject of many news shows, which you can inform your aunt about if that will do any good. They can be crushed, put into the regular garbage and disposed of that way, or take them back to any pharmacy and they will dispose of them correctly. Just do not put bottles w/information on the rx in the garbage, remove labels prior to disposal of those, and just let her know that she is causing problems for maybe her grandchildren, if she has any, something that might ring a bell for her and keep her from flushing them down the toilet. If rats and pythons can come up through our toilets in certain cities, you know that meds are going into our lakes and oceans at the very least, along w/the oil, don't need any more junk in there.
Good Luck mrs.page, so hard to convince older people who are set in their ways, isn't it, but find a site on the computer that tells what happens to the meds and print it out and give it to her, maybe that might help? Good luck. Dede
I am concerned but then again.I have a BRITA WATER PURIFER SYSTEM.I would say the only 2 ways of properly disposing of medications that I know of are.
1.Give them back to your doctor the next time you visit him.
2.Bring them back to your Local Pharmacy and let them properly dispose of them.
Hope this information has helped ease your mind a little bit mrspage82.
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