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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Offers Consumer Tips for Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs
Date:2/3/2010

his Pontiac ecology classes. "I was a farm girl. I learned early on about chemical threats to water when my dad had to stop applying fertilizers and other crop chemicals because of the dangers," says the Peoria, Ill., resident. "So that's why every time I go to a drug store, I ask what they're doing to set up drug take-back centers. I urge others to do the same."

Susan Garrett is former chair of the Illinois Senate Public Health Committee. The Highwood legislator offered a bill to create a "cost-effective, efficient and environmentally responsible" take-back law for hospitals and like institutions. She thought she had all players aboard, but then came the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The DEA fears controlled substances (Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycontin, e.g.) might be easy for drug abusers to find at take-back sites. So while the DEA comes up with nationwide drug take-back procedures it considers ironclad, Garrett's bill waits.

Measuring the problem    

Illinois EPA and Public Health Department toxicologists reported in June 2008 they sampled for water impurities over four days in March in Chicago, Elgin, Aurora, Rock Island and the Illinois American Water Co.'s East St. Louis facility. Their conclusion: "This project identified 16 pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in the untreated or potable water of five public water supplies in Illinois ... found not to present a public health hazard at this time. However, there are also considerable uncertainties suggesting further sampling is appropriate."


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