Stop Contamination

A 2002 analysis by the US Geological Survey of 139 streams across 30 states found that 80% of waterways tested had measurable concentrations of prescription & nonprescription drugs, steroids, & reproductive hormone.

What type of meds?

Prescription medications

Antibiotics/steroids

Cold and flu medications

Vitamins/herbal supplements

Pet medications

Medication samples

Medicated ointments/lotions

What NOT to do

Flush down the toilet

Pour down the drain

Throw in garbage

What can happen

Pollution in our Great Lakes

Adverse affects on wildlife

Contaminated water supplies

Prescription drug abuse

Overdoses

Theft from home or trash

Proper disposal

Take to a local Pharmacy

Take to a drop-box