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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment
Pharmaceutical and personal care products in the environment are an emerging issue of concern. NHDES continues to encourage and follow research in this area. NHDES is also coordinating efforts to develop an unused medicine disposal policy for the State.

Unused Medicine Disposal in New Hampshire

One pathway for pharmaceuticals entering water resources is via the manner in which people dispose of unused medicines. Developing medicine disposal practices that are legally and environmentally sound, and that prevent accidental drug poisonings or intentional drug abuse require the consideration of many issues and coordination of multiple stakeholders. NHDES is coordinating with interested stakeholders to address how to manage and dispose of unused medicine in New Hampshire.

Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in the Environment

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