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Environmental Impact of Drugs in Landfills

Unused, unwanted, expired and even illegal street drugs have in past years been flushed down toilets, sink drains, and even into sewer lines. However, the impact of drugs on the environment and how they affect landfills has been under increased scrutiny over the past decade, and while research is still ongoing, the statistics are alarming.
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Environmental Impact of Drugs in Waterways

The environmental impact of drugs on waterways is not to be underestimated, even with enhanced regulations from federal and state governments. Improper disposal practices of pharmaceutical wastes containing contaminants, drug byproducts, and pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) continue to wreak havoc on aquatic environments around the world.
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