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Rx for Action

A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

IISG funds four new research projects

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant announces the newest round of research projects : Residents of Illinois, Indiana, and the broader Great Lakes region will benefit from new IISG research. Altogether, the four, two-year projects will receive more than $780,000 starting in...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:48PM on 12/15/2015
Categories: Latest Research Resources

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Latest edition of UpClose is available: Learn more about microplastics with Lorena Rios-Mendoza

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has partnered with the Illinois Water Resources Center on our UpClose interview series. And the latest interview is hot off the presses: The latest edition of the UpClose interview series takes readers behind-the-scenes of Great Lakes plastic research....

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:43PM on 12/15/2015
Categories: For Teachers In the News Latest Research Resources

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Thank You Sauk Prairie Police Department

Recently it was reported that a police officer was allegedly stealing drugs from the medicine take-back program in Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin. I was disappointed when I first read the news. Then I was relieved, because the check and balance system worked just as it was designed t...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 3:35PM on 12/8/2015
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight In the News

PPCP Consortium Meeting Tomorrow at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Just a reminder that we will be having our winter Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) Consortium meeting on Dec. 8 at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL) in the SJW conference room. The meeting is free and open to anyone who is conducting research or outreach on pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and/or hormones in the environment or r...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 1:59PM on 12/7/2015
Categories: For Teachers In the News Latest Research Resources Workshops & Events

Call for Abstracts - Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment Conference

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) are organizing a conference on Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the environment which will be held on April 4, 2016, in Champaign, IL. Funding for the conference is provided through a grant from...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:02PM on 12/3/2015
Categories: In the News Latest Research Resources Workshops & Events

USGS finds that treated landfill leachate still contains contaminants

From Waste 360 comes a new article about the contaminants that remain even after landfill leachate is treated. A recent study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows that treating liquid waste from landfills does not remove all contaminants. "Landfills are the final depository for much of the solid waste...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 3:52PM on 11/28/2015
Categories: In the News Latest Research Resources

Recapturing inspiration at the American Public Health Association Expo

This story starts with a nursing student named Sara. Adrienne Gulley and I met Sara yesterday at the IISG exhibitor booth at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting . We had been there since Sunday and had already talked to about 1,200 public health professionals and students. Some of the conversations were eye-opening, because...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:38PM on 11/5/2015
Categories: Workshops & Events