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Your Health, Your Dollars

Quiz: CNBC QUIZ: Health Care 2011

Question 2 of 12

What should be done with medications that are past their expiration dates or are no longer needed?

  1. Dumped down the sink
  2. Dumped down the toilet
  3. Sealed in a plastic bag
  4. Diluted in hot water
Correct!

Correct: Remove the label from the bottle and dispose of the medication in a sealed plastic bag. Medications dumped into household waste systems can pollute the water.

Source: medicinenet.com