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More information coming out about pharmaceuticals…

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More information coming out about pharmaceuticals…

In recent weeks, federal regulators have changed course on regulating pharmaceuticals in public water supplies, taking a critical first step toward acknowledging that they may pose threats to human health.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering pharmaceuticals as candidates for regulation in drinking water and examining drug concentrations at water treatment plants across the nation.  The Food and Drug Administration is working to reduce the flushing of unused drugs and expand medicine return programs.  In California, the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) is working to provide the State with recommendations on emerging contaminants in coastal and marine ecosystems and will convene a panel of experts in public workshops on this topic in January.  SCCWRP is also coordinating research with an expert panel that will answer key questions with regard to theseemerging contaminants and recycled water, pursuant to the State Water Board’s Recycled Water Policy.

See the link:  http://www.cacoastkeeper.org/