pharmaceutical residues

EPA Expands Study of Pharmaceuticals in Waterways

EPA Expands Study of Pharmaceuticals in Waterways

WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to conduct a detailed study of the disposal methods used by hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices and veterinary hospitals that wish to discard unused pharmaceuticals. The EPA is seeking more information on the practices of the health care industry to inform…

Big Water Utilities Offered Free Pharmaceuticals Testing

Big Water Utilities Offered Free Pharmaceuticals Testing

MILFORD, Massachusetts, March 31, 2008 (ENS) – The Waters Corporation, a publicly traded company, is offering complimentary tests for common over-the-counter and anti-depressant pharmaceuticals to any U.S. water authority that serves more than 100,000 customers. The company said this move is in response to recent reports of trace levels of drugs found in U.S. drinking…

Pharmaceuticals Again Found in U.S. Drinking Water

Pharmaceuticals Again Found in U.S. Drinking Water

WASHINGTON, DC, March 10, 2008 (ENS) – Drugs taken for pain, infection, high cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy, mental illness and heart problems contaminate drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, according to a report by the Associated Press National Investigation Team released today. These findings confirm a 2002 report by the U.S. Geological Survey…