Unsued drugs that are being flushed are being found in the reservoir:

When prescription drugs expire or are no longer needed, many people simply flush and forget them.

That’s the best way to keep them away from people who shouldn’t have them, including children, poison prevention groups and pharmaceutical associations say.

But growing evidence suggests that flushing pharmaceuticals poses environmental risks.

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority is recommending packaging unused drugs and putting them in the trash.

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  • coeur-de-fer

    It may not be all unused drugs. Many package inserts reveal that many drugs have a high percentage of the dose excreted unchanged. Even those that are metabolized frequently result in excretion of a lot of active metabolite. Just another iceberg in the effect our culture has on the environment.