02 Oct '11, 2pm

Even our CEO has #green questions: Is it ok to flush medications?

BARRY ASKED THE QUESTION: I have expired medications left over, and I was going to flush them down the toilet, but I remember hearing that is not the thing to do. So, what do I do? Why can’t I flush them? If I can’t recycle them, how should I safely dispose of them? What does state law say? Find your local recycling solution for medications WE FOUND THE ANSWER: The Food and Drug Administration says most medications can be thrown in the household trash (after taking these precautions ), and some drugs can be flushed. The most important thing to remember is to read the label. Most medications will denote if they’re safe to flush, and the FDA maintains a list of medications recommended for disposal by flushing . But before you flush your unwanted or expired medications, we should note that this move doesn’t come without its share of controversy. A 2008 investigation by the As...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/09/21/can-i-flush-expired-m...

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