MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – This is the weekend to properly dispose of those old, unused and expired medications without putting your drinking water at risk.
Ordinary people, along with hospitals and health care facilities, need to stop flushing expired medications down the toilet, according to the Adrienne Esposito of the Long Island-based Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
“Trace amounts of pharmaceutical drugs are already showing up in the water supply. Antibiotics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants. That’s just not what we want,” she told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs.