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When you take a medication, only some of it actually gets into your system, the rest of it passes through and is flushed down the toilet. The remainder will eventually get back into your drinking water, even after getting treated. With medication prescriptions on the rise, this problem will eventually get bigger and bigger, with unknown consequences to the long-term health of us. If you don't have to take the medicine (including many vitamins and supplements), stop doing so. When you decide to get rid of it, or if it has expired, do not flush it down the toilet, just throw it away in the trash.

 Prescription drugs found in drinking water across U.S.

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To better understand this process: the wastewater (after you flush) is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers, oceans or lakes. Then, some of the water is cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to consumers. But most treatments do not remove all drug residue. As of 2008, the federal government doesn't require any testing and hasn't set safety limits for drugs in water. The remainder ends up

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