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Did you know that a recent nationwide survey revealed that teenagers identify their household medicine cabinets as their main source for controlled substances? Or that extensive environmental studies are showing an increase in the amount of pharmaceutical components in our surface, ground and drinking water? What can be done to combat these issues?

To help identify solutions to this region-wide problem, the City of Chula Vista’s Environmental division will host a forum regarding unwanted pharmaceuticals on Thursday, December 5. The event will be held in the Chula Vista Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Featured speakers include Sherrie Rubin from the H.O.P.E. (Heroin Opiates pill Prescription Education) Foundation, which provides support to families needing early intervention in overcoming addiction to prescription drugs and heroin. She will share the gripping story of her son, Aaron. Discussing pharmaceuticals and our water quality is Ban Yahya, Professor of Environmental Technology at Southwestern College. Heidi Sanborn, from the California Product Stewardship Council, will talk about local and state-wide efforts to address the unwanted pharmaceutical problem.

The public is invited to attend this event and learn about the issue that affects our physical and environmental health. Parking is available on Davidson or F Street adjacent to the City Hall complex, or one block east on F Street in the free parking garage behind Marie Callendar’s. For more information, please call (619) 585-5766.

Posted: November 25, 2013

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