January 2009 – An Emerging Threat to Our Water


“A Threat to Our Water: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products”

Originally presented on January 21, 2009.

This webcast introduces the issue of how the use, and improper disposal, of medications and personal care products by the public is presenting a serious threat to the quality and safety of public water supplies across the country.

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