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Why We Care: PPCPs 101

The daily decisions we make about using and disposing of our pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) impacts what chemicals end up in our rivers, lakes, and even our drinking water. A growing body of research indicates that we need to find better ways to dispose of them.

The Unwanted Medicine and Personal Care Products pages will give you basic information about the environmental and health risks of PPCPs. Even more information can be found in the many resources Sea Grant has developed to teach you how to reduce the amount of potentially harmful chemicals entering our water.


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