~This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Those Media Girls and Pill Terminator. All thoughts and opinions are my own.~
One of the most important environmental hazards that I believe doesn’t get as much attention as it should is how we dispose of prescription drugs. Just consider how many medications get flushed into the toilet or tossed into the trash and how all those various chemicals find their way back into our drinking water; everything from birth control to anti-psychotics. The environmental and health damage is utterly disconcerting.
“Unused medications and prescription drugs in home medicine cabinets are a serious public safety and health concern, as these drugs are highly susceptible to abuse or accidental ingestion. According to the C.D.C., approximately 6.8 million Americans abuse prescription drugs and 70,000 children are hospitalized each year from accidental poisoning or prescription drug overdose. The disposal of unwanted and expired prescription drugs creates an equally serious dilemma because, lacking a cheap and convenient option, most people simply throw their unwanted medications in the trash or flush them down the toilet, contaminating landfill and municipal water supplies.”
I am sure that many of you have seen take-back programs in your communities where the law enforcement sets up a collection where people can go and properly dispose of unused and expired medications, unfortunately these services aren’t available in all communities (or every day). To ensure that every household could have an affordable and private way of disposing the medications safely, the Pill Terminator was created. A very simple, yet exceedingly effective, tool to ensure these medications are safely destroyed.
It is very, very easy to use! The Pill Terminator is roughly the size of a can of soda and can dispose of up to 300 pills (or capsules, liquids or powder equivalent). You put in the unwanted medications, add warm water, shake it up and toss it into the trash. It meets all FDA and EPA guidelines and is highly promoted for use in homes, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, rehab facilities and more.
“A report released by the Associated Press discovered that the drinking water supplies for 24 American metro areas were infused with pharmaceuticals. The drugs uncovered in the Associated Press study included everything from painkillers, anabolic steroids and cancer fighting drugs to ADHD medication and drugs meant to prevent seizures.”
National Medicines Take Back Day is on April 26th this year. Please, check to see if it is in your area. Go through your medicine cabinets for expired and unused medications and properly store them until the day. If it is not in your area, I implore you to get Pill Terminator. The shipping is always free and you can receive 15% off by using the Discount Code: March.
I cannot stress enough how important this cause is and how it should be for every family and pet owner. It is not only that we should want clean water, but that we need clean water. Take the time to read up on the environmental issues, spread the word about National Medicines Take Back Day and the Pill Terminator; get involved.
— inRandom (@inRandom) March 11, 2014