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PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 13, 2014 11:11AM
Because it messes up the ecosystem. For example, birth control pills can force male fishies to become female.

[www.ctvnews.ca]

"There are several areas in Canada that have feminized male fish because of municipal water sewage being released into waterways, Kidd said, including in Wascana Creek in Saskatchewan, the Grand River in southwest Ontario and the South Saskatchewan River in southern Alberta."

Relevant Clive Owen Dystopia film, anyone ?
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: October 13, 2014 11:46AM
Ooooh, fate worse than death, for a male anything to become feminized. Has anyone even bothered to study what happens to female fish when male hormones are released into waterways? I bet not.
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: kledo
Date: October 13, 2014 11:53AM
They grow a beard.
--Kledo
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 13, 2014 12:03PM
This isn't a problem with Oxycontin.
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 13, 2014 12:19PM
Political Correctness has already turned many males into metrosexuals. sad smiley





Then women complain that today's men aren't "manly" anymore. boink smiley
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: $tevie
Date: October 13, 2014 12:38PM
The estrogen was introduced by scientists doing a study. And removed by scientists at the study's conclusion.

What an odd study. Of all the drugs in all the world, birth control pills are the least likely to be tossed. I assume that somewhere out there is an article that explains WTF these guys were doing and why, but this isn't it.



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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: October 13, 2014 12:39PM
It doesn't help that some doctors tell patients to dispose of medication by flushing it. There are a few recycling events here for problem substances, but not often enough and not well publicized.
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 13, 2014 12:44PM
[www.biomedcentral.com]
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: October 13, 2014 12:54PM
Baltimore has drug acceptance days every couple of months. You can drop off unused drugs of ANY type, including controlled-and-dangerous, no questions asked, no action taken, at any police station, the municipal building, or the Health Department. They are then disposed of "properly," whatever that means.
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: October 13, 2014 01:00PM
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ka jowct
It doesn't help that some doctors tell patients to dispose of medication by flushing it. There are a few recycling events here for problem substances, but not often enough and not well publicized.

Over here every chemist (pharmacist) will accept unused medications for disposal so there should be no problems. There will still be people who cannot be bothered and will flush them away or stick them in the rubbish disposal.

Paul



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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: billb
Date: October 13, 2014 01:00PM
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testcase
Political Correctness has already turned many males into metrosexuals. sad smiley





Then women complain that today's men aren't "manly" anymore. boink smiley


and the pesticides in the environment destroy whatever hormones PC haven't distorted. :-)



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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: colonel panic
Date: October 13, 2014 01:13PM
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 13, 2014 01:24PM
Can't flush it, can't toss it. I guess I should just burn it or leave it out for the birds to take away?
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: October 13, 2014 01:41PM
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mikebw
Can't flush it, can't toss it. I guess I should just burn it or leave it out for the birds to take away?

Gather them all up, put in a blender with a Banana, Ice, and a Quart of Tequila, blend, and then- Road Trip!



┬ČEustace
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 13, 2014 01:48PM
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eustacetilley

Gather them all up, put in a blender with a Banana, Ice, and a Quart of Tequila, blend, and then- Road Trip!


┬ČEustace

...was thinking of grinding 'em up and using as a "boost" option at the prison Jamba Juice...



Sometimes it is what it is...
and then there's times when it's really better.



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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 13, 2014 02:49PM
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Buzz
...was thinking of grinding 'em up and using as a "boost" option at the prison Jamba Juice...

Remind me not to drink your pruno.



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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 13, 2014 03:19PM
btfc, thanks.

We can dispose of our old medicine at the police stations.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 13, 2014 05:31PM
HALIFAX -- The lead researcher of a new study is calling for improvements to some of Canada's waste water treatment facilities after finding that introducing the birth control pill in waterways created a chain reaction in a lake ecosystem that nearly wiped out a freshwater fish.

OK, but How MUCH?

is discarded birth control some sort of national epidemic in canada?

I can't image a handful of pills thrown into a stream is gonna effect anything. Maybe a truckload dumped every few months...





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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: $tevie
Date: October 13, 2014 06:32PM
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btfc
[www.biomedcentral.com]

Thank you, this makes a lot more sense. If I read it correctly, they are talking about estrogen which reaches water via wastewaster treatment, in other words estrogen which was in pee.



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Re: PSA: Do not dispose of medications in your trash or sewage systems
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 13, 2014 09:21PM
More here:

[www.cbc.ca]
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