People are worried after yesterday's post that I am going to flush my unused Exjade down the toilet.
I didn't really mean it. I meant it more symbolically, if that makes sense. Like, "I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair."
Don't worry, they are still on my dining room table.
I am going to take them to the pharmacist.
A concerned friend sent this to me:
• A recent study shows that 80 percent of US streams contain small amounts of human medicines
• Sewage systems cannot remove these medicines from water that is released into lakes, rivers or oceans.
• Fish and other aquatic animals have shown adverse effects from medicines in the water.
• And, even very small amounts of medicine have been found in drinking water.
If anyone is wondering about this, the DEA has a whole fact sheet on it.