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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dispose of medications and supplements responsibly

Do you know how to properly dispose of old or unwanted medications and supplements?
To keep chemicals out of our waters, please do not flush supplements or medications down the toilet or pour in a drain. To reduce accidental poisoning, misuse, and for environmental protection, please:
1) conceal all identifying personal information on prescription bottles using a black pen or marker
2) pour an undesirable substance like coffee grounds or cat litter into the bottle, add water and close the bottle.
3) dispose of the mixture in the trash. It is best to do this the night before trash pick-up so that it is taken away immediately.

Also, inquire at you local pharmacy or Group Health location about their medicine disposal programs.

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