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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Carl Kanefsky, Communications Director
(302) 540-4979, Pager
Email: carl.kanefsky@state.de.us

Date: April 30, 2010
DHSS-44-2010





SAFE MEDICATION DISPOSAL OFFERED TO PROTECT WATER SUPPLIES


Testing by the Division of Public Health's Office of Drinking Water has found traces of medications in water supplies statewide. Delawareans can help protect the environment and their families from the hazard of unwanted medications by dropping them off for safe disposal on Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day on Friday, May 14. Organized by Delaware's Division of Public Health, area health professionals and police agencies, Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day will accept prescription, non-prescription, hygiene and veterinary products from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the following Delaware locations:

New Castle County
New Castle County Police Headquarters
3601 North DuPont Highway, New Castle

Kent County
Bayhealth Medical Center
640 South State Street, Dover

Sussex County
Tunnell Cancer Center
18947 John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach

For more information, call the Delaware Helpline at 1-800-464-4357 or visit DelawareHealthyHomes.org

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