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Women's Health | Last Active: Apr 24 9:46am | Replies (6)

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@howardm

We read that you shouldn’t put drugs down the drain or toilet because it get in the water supply, and you shouldn’t throw them out as is due to animals getting in the landfills. The recommendation in our area was to mix them in with used coffee grounds into a can, and then put them in the trash.

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@howardm You’re spot on with that information about drug disposal. If there is no safe disposal site available nearby, mixing the pills or other meds with an unpalatable substance such as kitty litter, used coffee grounds, etc., and putting in a sealable can or ziplock bag and then into the trash is the best option.

It’s a hotspot with me when I hear of drugs and medications being flushed into our water supply. Even though the FDA has a ‘flush list’ for which meds can be “safely” washed into our water, I’m of the firm belief nothing toxic should ever be flushed. It’s bad enough with just the chemicals we release from our bodies from the meds we take. We don’t have to add to the problem.

Thank you for that information. Together we can all save our planet. ☺️

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