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Penn State Extension Holds Webinar On Pharmaceuticals, Water Quality Nov. 17

Penn State Water Resources Extension will hold a webinar on Pharmaceuticals and Their Proper Disposal to Protect Water Resources on November 17 at noon featuring Jim Clark, McKean County Cooperative Extension Educator.
            Jim organized and conducted one of the first Unwanted Medication Collection Events in Pennsylvania.  He also organized a McKean County Site for the recent DEA National Drug Take Back Program. 
            His presentation will briefly summarize the research that has documented the problem of pharmaceuticals in water.  He will also describe the process he has used for each of the successful collection events to find proper disposal methods for pharmaceuticals and personal care products for individuals and health institutions.  
            The goals of Jim's work has been to prevent the flushing of unwanted medications into wastewater systems to protect the environment and our drinking water resources. 
            To participate in the live webinar you will need to have registered and received a "Friend of Penn State" ID and password.  Click here to learn more about registration and additional details.
            Taped versions of each webinar in the series are available to anyone. A link to the presentation video along with a PDF copy of the presentation slides, links to relevant publications, and a copy of the question/answer session are posted online.
            Upcoming webinars include--
-- January 26 – Innovative Stormwater Management Practices;
-- February 23 – Household Water Treatment Systems; and
-- March 30 - Management of Nuisance Aquatic Plants and Algae in Ponds and Lakes.


11/15/2010

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