Keep Prescription Drugs Out of Our Drinking Water

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National Take Back Initiative 2013

October 26, 2013 from 10am-2pm The DEA in partnership with the US Department of Diversion Control will host its 7th National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative inviting you to drop off any unused or expired prescription drugs.

Why?  Discarding these harmful drugs by flushing down the drain or garbage allows them to filter directly into our water table, filtration systems, estuaries, and eventually right back into our drinking water and into our bodies.  MANY of these drugs cannot be filtered from our city water, particularly synthetic hormones, toxins, and pollutants.  Studies show presence of these and other harmful toxins in our drinking water are causing numerous health problems in men, women, and children.

So what can we do to protect ourselves? 

1. DON'T flush or trash unused or expired prescription drugs.  Visit the FDA's recommendations on proper disposal here.  

2. Educate yourself on important issues affecting our drinking water here provided by the United States EPA (Environmental Protective Agency).

3. Use a charcoal water filtration system for your home.  These can be as large as a complete home system to a portable filter for on-the-go use.  Spending much of my day away from home, I use a charcoal filter water bottle.  My favorite? 

The Bobble Bottle is a simple charcoal filtration system in water bottle form.  Bobble comes in tons of fun colors and gives me piece of mind that I'm drinking pure, clean water everywhere I go.

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Learn more about the dangers of flushing prescription drugs and what you may already be consuming here.

Visit here to view local pick-up sites in Anchorage Saturday, October 26, 2013.