Cronkite Header

Prescription drug drop boxes help keep unwanted chemicals out of water

Email this story
Print this story

Video Story
By Aja Hood

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Watch video

The old way to get rid of unwanted prescriptions - flushing them down the toilet - led to traces of drugs turning up in drinking water, as water plants aren't designed to remove chemicals. So police are providing drop boxes for people to dump their drugs. Cronkite News reporter Aja Hood has the story.

Watch Now