Recent studies have revealed that the water in our nation’s lakes and oceans are chock full of hormones, medications and other toxins. If you are dumping your meds down the drain or simply throwing them in the trash, sadly, you are most likley contributing this very dangerous problem. “Disposal via the toilet takes your drugs into the local sewage system. Modern water treatment plants are not fully designed to deal with medication disposal. The long-term health risks posed by consumption of even minimal quantities of these medications in drinking water and the full extent of environmental damage remains unknown.” (about.com) Yikes!
Instead of trashing your expired meds or flushing them down the toilet, consider taking them back to the pharmacy from which they came.