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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.

PPCPs and other contaminants together increase risk to marine algae

Much of the research on PPCP pollution focuses on individual chemicals. Knowing how triclosan, carbamazepine, or caffeine effect aquatic wildlife is undeniably important. But it doesn't necessarily tell us much about the actual risks to algae, fish, and other species. Our lakes, rivers, and oceans are home to much more than triclosan—much more even than PPCPs. To really understand the danger th...

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Posted by Anjanette Riley at 5:11PM on 3/26/2014
Categories: Latest Research

Now accepting applications for new outreach position

Interested in PPCP pollution and helping individuals and communities learn about proper disposal? We may have the job for you. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant is seeking a pollution prevention outreach specialist to help advance our pharmaceutical and personal care products program. The selected applicant will be tasked with creating outreach materials, helping communities establish takeback...

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Posted by Anjanette Riley at 12:22PM on 3/18/2014