Discussion Paper on Pharmaceutical Disposal to Sewer Systems

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This white paper has been prepared to initiate a regional dialogue regarding pharmaceutical disposal to the sewer system. It provides an overview of research on pharmaceuticals in the environment and potential actions for consideration during that regional dialogue. These potential actions specifically address the issue of surplus pharmaceutical disposal to the sanitary sewer and ways to avoid their entry into the sewer system.

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