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UV Safety Month


From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:

The skin is the body's largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. Yet, some of us don't consider the necessity of protecting our skin.

The need to protect your skin from the sun has become very clear over the years, supported by several studies linking overexposure to the sun with skin cancer. The harmful ultraviolet rays from both the sun and indoor tanning “sunlamps” can cause many other complications besides skin cancer - such as eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin.

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§ 131 — DISPOSAL OF UNWANTED MEDICATION

§ 131 — DISPOSAL OF UNWANTED MEDICATION
The bill requires the Consumer Protection Department (DCP), in consultation with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association and Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, to develop and implement a program to collect and dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals (medication). The program must provide for (1) a secure locked box accessible to the public 24 hours a day to drop off unwanted medication anonymously at all local police stations and (2) transporting the medication to a biomedical waste treatment facility for incineration.
The bill requires DCP, within available appropriations, to organize a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the program and the dangers of unsafe medication disposal. It also allows DCP to adopt implementing regulations.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2014

http://cga.ct.gov/2014/BA/2014HB-05597-R00-BA.htm
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What CAN and CANNOT be discarded in local medication drop-boxes

YES:
• Over-the-counter medications
• Prescription medications
• Medication samples
• Medications for household pets
• Medicated lotions or ointments

NO:
• Needles or other “sharps”
• Hazardous waste
• Thermometers
• Personal care products (shampoo, etc.)

Present Active Drop Box Programs in the Capital Area Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) Region

CANTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
45 RIVER RD COLLINSVILLE CT 06019

FARMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
319 NEW BRITAIN AVE UNIONVILLE CT 06085

NEWINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
131 CEDAR ST NEWINGTON CT 06111

SIMSBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 495 SIMSBURY CT 06070

WINDSOR LOCKS POLICE DEPARTMENT
4 VOLUNTEER DR WINDSOR LOCKS CT 06096


 

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