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. DES is coordinating with interested stakeholders to address how to manage and dispose of unused medicine in New Hampshire.
- Medicine Disposal Information for New Hampshire
- Emptying the Medicine Cabinet (Fact Sheet WD-DWGB-22-26)
- Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in the Environment (Fact Sheet WD-DWGB-22-28)
- NEIWPCC Letter to EPA Promoting Life Cycle Analysis
Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in the Environment
- Test Your Well for Known Health Risks - Commissioner's May 2008 Opinion Editorial
- Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products: State of the Science
Links to Other Resources
- NH Prescription Drug Drop Box Initiative
- A Police Department’s Guide to Becoming a Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Box Site
- New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
PPCP overview & conference presentations
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