EPA wants to ban toxic pharmaceuticals from waterways

The EPA proposes a new rule banning "hazardous" pharmaceuticals from being flushed down toilets and sinks at hospitals, clinics, vet clinics, pharmacies and nursing homes. Certain chemo drugs,mitomycin, Coumadin and ignitable drugs prepared with alcohol and corrosive drugs are targets for the ban.

The ban will reduce 6400 tons of very toxic pharmaceutical drugs from polluting waterways annually.


Source: Chemical and Engineering News, September, 7 2015.

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