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Why?  Because there is no known process to remove them from your drinking water.  Therefore these Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins pass through wastewater treatment plant and make their way into streams, rivers, lakes and the ocean.  The EPA has a list of eight hormones and one antibiotic  that make your drinking water unsafe but are not regulated because there is no known process to remove them.  Pharmaceuticals can persist in the water for years because of the way they are manufactured, that is they do not degrade over time. Just think about what is happening in your drinking water between the antibiotics and bacteria.   Pharmaceuticals have subtle but significant effects on the behavior and development of organisms.  Did you know that zoloft has been detected in your drinking water?  Just think of the effect on plants and animals.  They effect the health and behavior of insects, fish, birds and more. These animals feed on fields fertilized with human and or animal waste.  Humans health though is the million dollar question.  That is research , while maybe not a direct link to human health, certainly suggests that, as we start seeing things that affect quatic life, animal life, we should be concerned about human life.   Do we need to wait until that happens to you or one of your family members? We need to prevent  Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins from entering the water system namely by providing a system that is in your home and convenient with built in safety.  That is what we did at http://statmeddisposal.net and has the added benefit of data collection so that real numbers can be produced to determine the actual weight being disposed of.Read More
NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT LESS THAN 7% USE TAKE BACK PROGRAMS The overprescription of painkillers by general practitioners has led to a rampant opioid abuse problem in the United States in recent years, with over 165,000 Americans having died from prescription opioid-related overdoses since 1999. Due to a lack of regulation and education when it comes to common opioid drugs, like methadone, oxycodone, and hydrocodone (all of which are used in some way to treat acute or chronic pain), the U.S. has witnessed an opioid abuse epidemic. New research suggests that in addition to doctors prescribing pain meds way too liberally, it’s also likely that most patients were given too many pills to begin with, leaving them with leftovers to abuse later. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that six in ten patients prescribed painkiller drugs ended up with extra pills, and many store them away for later use. The researchers also found that almost half of the people involved in their survey didn’t know how to safely keep their medicine at home, out of reach of children or other addicted adults, or how to effectively dispose of it either. Less than seven percent of participants used the “take back” programs that allow patients to return leftover pills to pharmacies, police, or the Drug Enforcement Administration. Many patients end up with leftover painkillers after their regimen, and most don’t dispose of them properly, leaving others at risk of abuse. “These painkillers are much riskier than has been understood and the volume of prescribing and use has contributed to an opioid epidemic in this country,” said Alene Kennedy-Hendricks, an assistant scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School, in a press release. “It’s not clear why so many of our survey respondents reported having leftover medication but it could be that they were prescribed more medication than they needed.” In the study, the researchers analyzed data on 1,032 American adults who had used prescription painkillers in the past year. About half (592) of the participants were no longer taking the meds, but some 60.6 percent reported having leftover pills. Among those withRead More
THIS IS A LIST OF PHARMACEUTICALS THAT ARE IN YOUR DRINKING WATER!  READ AND WEEP BECAUSE ONCE THERE, THERE IS NO KNOWN WAY TO REMOVE THEM SO YOU JUST KEEP DRINKING THEM.  AND, BOTTLED WATER DOES NOT ESCAPE IT IS IN THERE ALSO. Concentrations of prioritized pharmaceuticals in effluents from 50 large wastewater treatment plants in the US and implications for risk estimation. Mitchell S. Kostich*, Angela L. Batt, James M. Lazorchak. Ecological Exposure Research Division National Exposure Research Laboratory U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 26 W. Martin Luther King Drive Cincinnati, OH  45268, USA *Address correspondence to: kostich.mitchell@epa.gov phone: +1 513 569 7645 Other author e-mail addresses: batt.angela@epa.gov lazorchak.jim@epa.gov REFERENCES Batt, A.L., and Aga, D.S., 2005. Simultaneous analysis of multiple classes of antibiotics by ion               trap LC/MS/MS for assessing surface water and groundwater contamination. Anal Chem., 77(9), 2940-47. Batt, A.L., Kostich, M.S., Lazorchak, J.M., 2008. Analysis of ecologically relevant           pharmaceuticals in wastewater and surface water using selective solid-phase extraction            and UPLC MS/MS. Anal Chem., 80(13), 5021-30. Brown, J.N., Paxéus, N., Förlin, L., Larsson, D. G. J., 2007. Variations in bioconcentration of       human pharmaceuticals from sewage effluents into fish blood plasma. Environ Toxicol   Pharmacol., 24(3), 267-74. Cuklev, F., Kristiansson, E., Fick, J., Asker, N., Förlin, L., Larsson, D. G., 2011. Diclofenac in     fish: blood plasma levels similar to human therapeutic levels affect global hepatic gene           expression. Environ Toxicol Chem., 30(9), 2126-34. Daughton C. G., Ternes, T. A., 1999. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the   environment: agents of subtle change? Environ Health Perspect., 107(Suppl 6), 907-38.  Fent, K., Weston, A. A., Caminada, D., 2006. Ecotoxicology of human pharmaceuticals. Aquat        Toxicol., 76(2), 122–59. Fick, J., Lindberg, R. H., Parkkonen, J., Arvidsson, B., Tysklind, M., Larsson, D. G. J., 2010.       Therapeutic levels of levonorgestrel detected in blood plasma of fish: results from         screening rainbow trout exposed to treated sewage effluents. Environ Sci Technol., 44(7), 2661-6. Halling-Sorensen, S., Nors Nielsen, S., Lanzky, P. F., Ingerslev, F., Holten Lutzhoft, H. C.,          1998. Jorgensen, S. E. Occurrence, fate and effects of pharmaceutical substances in the              Read More
There is a well-established connection between septic systems and nitrate and bacterial pollution in drinking water wells. This causes problems. http://”http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2015/world/septic-system-pollution-contributes-to-disease-outbreaks/ Two-thirds of disease outbreaks in the United States due to untreated groundwater in the last four decades were linked to septic systems or a poorly designed well, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gwat.12121/abstract;jsessionid=9B4AA8F1A20F27E5E8B40D72290077B8.f02t04 Researchers, were looking for a different type of contaminant on Cape Cod. Pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, and other similar compounds are known as “emerging” contaminants because their health effects are only beginning to be studied and few have federal drinking water standards. Researchers was careful to note that the concentrations they detected — none of which exceeded health guidelines — were tiny, in the parts-per-billion range, which is thousands or millions of times lower than a medical dose. Even so, the cumulative, long-term effect of drinking water with low pharmaceutical concentrations, especially for children or pregnant women, is poorly understood. “There are health concerns about the interaction of different chemicals in the body,” Schaider said. Remedies What is a town or a homeowner to do? More than eight out of 10 homes on Cape Cod uses a septic system or cesspool and one in five uses a household well. Gathering more information about well water quality is one recommendation. That information, however, is expensive. Analyzing one water sample for the 117 contaminants  cost $US 1,800. It’s not routine testing that everyone can do. The researchers looked for a shortcut that might help homeowners. They analyzed the relationship between different contaminants, to see if the presence of one could indicate the presence of others. Nitrate, which is not removed by traditional septic systems, was a suitable though imperfect match — imperfect because agriculture runoff is also a large source of nitrate pollution. Testing for nitrate is much cheaper, roughly $US 20 per sample. Other recommendations involve more effort. Local ordinances that require a certain distance between septic systems and household wells could be revised. Or, instead of continuing to build individual wells, new developments could drill a community well to supply many homes. The well wouldRead More
A recent article points to the fact that by the year 2050 millions could die.  What the article failed to address is the fact that YOU everyday when you drink water, even bottled water, filtered water, you are drinking small amounts of antibiotics that people have flushed down the toilet or drain because of no place to recycle them. Even more dramatic is the fact that the EPA knows it is in the water but has no known way to remove them. Resistance to antibiotics will become “an even greater threat to mankind than cancer” without global action, Chancellor George Osborne will warned today. The latest evidence suggests 10 million people a year could die globally by 2050, as a result of antibiotics becoming powerless against common infections – more than currently die from cancer, he says. The Chancellor will told delegates at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting in Washington that there will be an “enormous economic cost” too: by 2050, antimicrobial resistance could reduce global GDP by up to 3.5% – a cumulative cost of 100 trillion US dollars (£70 trillion). He stated: “Unless we take global action, antimicrobial resistance will become an even greater threat to mankind than cancer currently is. “It is not just a health problem but an economic one, too. The cost of doing nothing, both in terms of lives lost and money wasted, is too great, and the world needs to come together to agree a common approach. “We have to dramatically shift incentives for pharmaceutical companies and others to create a long-term solution to this problem, with new rewards, funded globally, that support the development of new antibiotics and ensure access to antibiotics in the developing world. “To achieve a long-term solution we also need better rapid diagnostics that will cut the vast amounts of unnecessary antibiotic use.” In 2014 the PM was the first G20 leader to speak out publicly about the magnitude of the threat, and asked the Treasury minister and economist Lord O’Neill to come up with potential solutions to the growing global problem of drug-resistant infections. The UK has implemented twoRead More
These are facts from experts in the field about what is happening in your own community.  Tired of drinking other peoples Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins?  Stat-Medicament-Disposal Corporation has developed a bottle that sits right inside your bathroom and safely destroys all those items that are polluting your drinking water. Get your bottle now.Read More
                                         FDA Response Letter to the Letter Asking for the End to the ‘Flush List   Letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner of Policy, Planning Legislation & Analysis, Jeremy Sharp in response to a letter  first submitted  January 22, 2016. The response letter states “FDA supports the proper disposal of unused prescription drugs through take-back programs and continues to include this as the first recommendation in our information to the public.”   It also states, “there may be situations whereby consumers may not be able to access a take-back program.  These alternative disposal options include disposal in the household trash and for a small number of drugs products, flushing down the sink or toilet as soon as they are no longer needed.” In short, the FDA will continue to promote the flush list. As you can see from this response letter the FDA knows that: 1.  There are not enough programs that are accessible 2.  There is a need to remove Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins from the environment 3.  Even though there is a risk of contamination of your drinking water the risk out-weighs the need to remove these items from homes. Here at Stat-Medicament-Disposal Corporation the invention and product reaches right into every home in America.  It is convenient enough to fit right in your medicine cabinet.  It is safe, and once items are placed inside they are neutralized.  Once it is returned to Stat-Medicament-Disposal Corporation it is used to generate electricity.  This makes sense for a complete recycling system and no pollution as the end product. However we must all remember if you flush, once in the water there is no known way to remove it, and the EPA has no requirements for Wastewater treatment removal.  Get a bottle for your home now and help us start a revolution.Read More
CALIFORNIA PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL I listened to an interesting presentation today by this organization and the presenter for the portion that was of interest to me on drug disposal was  Tim Goncharoff from Santa Cruz County California. They have implemented bins in pharmacies-police stations etc.  However when they make the presentation they clearly stated that the public wants convenience.  It seems that their definition of convenience is these collection bins.  And they fail to report that the looming problem is not opioid overdoses but the pollution of our drinking water.  (You the public whether it is tap water or bottled water are drinking opioids-pain medications-antibiotics-otc medications-vitamins) and there is no known method to remove them from the drinking water.  The EPA has no regulation for removing them from your drinking water. So it is great to use the opioid overdose scenario to gain attention and get grants, pass ordinances, but from the recent Dallas meeting of Wastewater Treatment managers the problem is removing it from your drinking water not overdoses which is small in comparison to the whole United States drinking them everyday. And, convenience (what is CALPSC definition) a majority of the public is not going to save up Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins and then drive somewhere to drop them off.  Even though they are getting PhRMA to pony up money and funding we would like to know the costs per pound for their convenient program. It is obvious that they are not interested in any other type of program infringing on their drop box program they just want to continue what they have not proven is convenient, cost effective or the answer. Now their is a problem with disposing of what is placed inside these containers.  It appears that there are regulations and licensing to be able to transport these items to a safe disposal site,  a new problem and more government regulations. For less than $4.00 per pound Stat-Medicament-Disposal can provide the most convenient product available and collect more of these items than any drop off box could ever attempt. I have challenged them to provide costs. Want trueRead More
General Accounting Office Report #11-346 found that your Drinking water contains concentrations of Pharmaceuticals (As we have been telling you for years) raising concerns about their impact on human health.    After their study the report concludes that the EPA establish a workgroup or other formal mechanism to coordinate research on Pharmaceuticals in drinking water. Well as we know if the government works at a snails pace as usual the concentrations in your drinking water are going to continue to climb and you are going to just keep drinking them. In fact the report states that the EPA faces challenges in obtaining sufficient occurrence and health effects data on the pharmaceuticals in your drinking water. No need to wait Stat-Medicament-Disposal Corporation has the answer and it is ready for your home right now.  It can be implemented in your whole city. Placing this bottle in your bathroom safely neutralizes Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins.Read More
Yes you read the title correct!  After reading a recent article and then further discussion by take back people and other interested parties it appears that they have been using the weight of the container (Glass bottles/plastic bottles) in their reporting of weight of collected Pharmaceuticals.  The data floating around is that about 25-45% of the weight being reported is CONTAINERS! After further investigation it appears that some take back programs were not counting the containers but only the actual medications and discovered that their numbers were woefully smaller than others.  It was apparent to them that they needed to include the weight of the containers to look as good as others. Why is all this happening?  Simple- 1.  Government grant money   2.  The appearance they are accomplishing something Now that we have invented a program that is substantially less expensive, requires no grant money, does away with some jobs, the entrenched people are fighting us tooth and nail. Sad that these entrenched entities and personnel advertise they are trying to protect the environment and your drinking water, but when it comes to their jobs and income they are not interested in change. You the public have the right to decide what works best for you, not the entrenched entities. Find out how our bottle placed in your bathroom can safely remove Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins from your drinking water and protect the envirnoment.Read More

Little Things Matter

Posted by Lawernce Kenemore Jr on December 13, 2016
Category: Drinking Water
DRUG FREE DRAINS You can help protect your water from Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamin pollution.  Did you know that minute amounts of prescriptions and over the counter drugs make their way into your water system? You can limit and prevent this from happening.  Many people dispose of prescriptions and over the counter drugs incorrectly by flushing them down the toilet or sink.  Scientist and the U.S. Government have detected hundreds of drugs in your water system, and there is no solution to remove it once it is there. Controlling what goes down the drain is the easiest and most effective way to protect the environment. New Research shows effects on your children of drugs that are being flushed down the toilet, sink, or placed in the landfill AS VIEWED IN THE VIDEO ABOVE. “This emerging evidence that there is no threshold for some of the most well-established toxins strongly supports the urgent need to revise” the toxic substances act. And while the time is ripe for that federal move,  it is “exactly the wrong time to terminate the National Children’s Study.” The future of the U.S. study, long-planned to follow children from birth to adulthood, tracking factors such as exposure to toxic chemicals, now looks uncertain. The hope is that videos like this will help people understand this emerging pattern of toxicity. You did not know that tiny little amounts of chemicals can add up to make a big difference in kid’s attention — and affect all those kidsdid you? Stat-Medicament-Disposal is dedicated to protecting your drinking water, the environment and your children.  Get a bottle for your home that safely removes Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins from your drinking water.Read More
The facts are that your drinking water NO MATTER IF IT IS BOTTLED OR FILTERED (any filtered) still has Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins in it.  It is a myth that your water is clean.  Go to EPA.gov look up your local drinking water and find what they list is in your water.   And these Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins are not regulated by the EPA!  Why?  There is no known way to remove it from the water.    STOP IT BEFORE IT GETS IN THE WATER. Every day 1,000’s of Americans flush and rinse what’s left of their remaining over the counter and prescription drugs creating a big problem. Those same drugs find their way in to our water supply and don’t go away! The solution is the Stat-Medicament Disposal Bottle. It’s a bottle that fits inside bathroom cabinet for placement of unused/unneeded Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins. It can even fit inside a home, safe to use and holds 60 pills or liquids qualifies for carbon credits when returned to us. Statmeddisposal.net.Read More
 Do Today’s Disruptive Technology Trends in removing Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins from the environment threaten the take-back arena? These days someone or something is tossing curveballs into the game, unsettling the entrenched programs, sowing seeds of discontent among the entrenched and then the entrenched disrupting the flow of information to protect their best “vested” interest instead of the environment. Is it bad to get jerked around into radical departure from the way this business has operated?  Finding yourself writing off programs that have served you well for generations, is that bad?  Sending well-seasoned entrenched managers to the showers for their outmoded thinking?  The answer is an emphatic yes. Disruptive change can be brought about by technology.  Look at your today’s environment where technology has made people’s lives better and more efficient. We at Stat-Medicament-Disposal Corporation use technology to determine the exact weight of Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins that are collected by address/location.  Is that bad?  I do not think so since we find that take back programs have been “cooking the books” so to speak by adding in the weight of bottles-glass etc. in their reported numbers.  You should be viewing the data monster as the disrupter not the person that uses it. Is a system that destroys Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins in the home a disrupter technology?  Look at the system: It destroys more than just Pharmaceuticals (Opioids-etc.) The entrenched industry uses the opioid epidemic to scare the public into joining their program and then gets grants from the State and or Federal government.  What about the other Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins that are polluting our drinking water?  Is this not a disruptive technology that accomplishes more than the take back programs? The public is not satisfied with the widening gulf between the entrenched decision makers and themselves. The true disruptive forces lie in the hearts and minds of the public that is looking not just at costs but for a better solution to remove Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins from our drinking water.  We have found from presentations at Senior Centers-Lions Clubs etc. that it is not just “opioids” that concern them but all the other Pharmaceuticals-OTC Medications-Vitamins thatRead More