Alaska Testing Fresh Water Fish for Flushed Pharmaceuticals (Fish Radio)
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] October 20, 2015
This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Tons of drugs are flushed each year into waterways. New rules are coming
In the popular movie “Saving Nemo,” the captive little fish was flushed down a drain to the sea and freedom. Lost in the story is the fact that the US health industry each year flushes thousands of tons of unused pharmaceuticals down sink drains and toilets. The meds are expired, outmoded, or unused when patients can’t tolerate them or die, leaving 90 day supplies on their nightstands...
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