From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Compounds washed down the drain
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:09:02 -0400
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From: Sylvia Tarin Brousseau

I am a drug chemist for DOJ. We routinely use mortars, pestles, etc. in the course of our analysis. Is there a sink filter (carbon?) to catch residual compounds being washed down the drain? We do have a neutralization tank that does some filtering. We have chemists that are worried about drugs (pharm and otherwise) appearing in the food chain due to the waste water. Any insight appreciated.

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