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Look for healthcare products and medication that contains natural ingredients, so that their impact on the environment is minimal, since it is difficult to prevent these products from getting into our water streams. Do not flush or throw old or unneeded medication down the drain!

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Any medication that is not totally used by the body is passed out as waste, while personal-care products are constantly being washed down the drain when we bathe. Treatment plants are not set up to remove pharmaceuticals and personal-care products. These contaminants may also move through septic systems or come from improperly disposed of chemicals (cleaners dumped down storm drains). Humans may not be the only source of Organic Wastewater Contaminants (OWC’s). Antibiotic and hormones used on livestock may also contribute to the problem. A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey found trace amounts of at least one OWC in 80% of the 139 streams monitored. The streams were located throughout the country and the findings suggest that these pollutants are widespread.

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