EPA Investigates Potential Impacts of Pharmaceuticals in Water

14 08 2008

EPA is seeking comment on an Information Collection Request (ICR) that will be used in a detailed study of unused pharmaceutical disposal methods by hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, and veterinary hospitals. EPA is seeking more information on the practices of the healthcare industry to inform future potential regulatory actions and identify best management and proper disposal practices. This is one of several actions the Agency is taking to strengthen its understanding of disposal practices and potential risks from pharmaceuticals in water.

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