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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.

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Microplastic pollutants found in the Great Lakes

Take a dip in lakes Erie, Huron, or Superior and you will be swimming in more than just water. According to a recently published study , these lakes contain an unexpectedly large amount of floating plastic debris. Even more surprising, much of what the researchers found were microplastic fragments and pellets like the...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 11:55AM on 10/30/2013
Categories: For Teachers In the News Latest Research Resources

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UpClose with Melody Bernot

On a warm, sunny day on the Ball State campus, IISG met with Dr. Melody Bernot to find out more about her research on pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). For the past five years, Dr. Bernot has traveled to streams and rivers across Indiana to document how these chemical...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 12:31PM on 10/28/2013
Categories: For Teachers In the News Latest Research Resources

Stakeholder meeting on California's Pharmaceuticals Extended Producer Responsibility Bill (SB727) set for November 13

From the Product Stewardship Institute Newsletter : A second stakeholder meeting on California's pharmaceutical stewardship bil...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:32AM on 10/21/2013
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Legislation

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Don't forget DEA's National Drug Take-back Day on October 26

We all work better with a deadline. So circle October 26th on your calendar and make sure you drop off any expired or unwanted medications that have been cluttering up your medicine cabinet during the National Prescription Take-Back Day. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be working with local partners around the country to host thousands of drop-off locations. The event will be held f...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 8:42AM on 10/18/2013
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Single-day Events

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How much metal do you like in your lipstick?

Lead, aluminum, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, manganese, nickel and titanium. No, this is not a refresher course on the Periodic Table. It's a list of metals that were found in lipsticks and lip glosses worn by girls 14 to 19 years old living in Oakland, California. A recent study tested eight lipsticks and 24 lip glosses sold by seven companies based on which products the girls reported usin...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 12:44PM on 10/15/2013
Categories: Latest Research