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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