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Ambiente & Sociedade

versão impressa ISSN 1414-753Xversão On-line ISSN 1809-4422

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RAMOS, HAYSSA MORAES PINTEL et al. MEDICATION DISPOSAL: A REFLECTION ABOUT POSSIBLE SANITARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2017, vol.20, n.4, pp.145-168. ISSN 1414-753X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-4422asoc0295r1v2042017.

This article has analyzed the drug disposal form by the population of Distrito Federal (DF), reflecting about its possible health and environmental risks. For that, an exploratory cross-sectional study was conducted based on interviews with residents of all Territorial Planning Units in DF. Among the 393 interviewees, 73.8% had a stock of medicines at home, 78.9% had already discarded drugs, which were mostly done in the common waste (73,6%). Adequate discharge was strongly associated with greater schooling (p = 0,027), higher economic classification (p = 0,005), male sex (p = 0,006) and with receiving information about the subject (p <0,001). It is noted that the inappropriate disposal of drugs is common. It presents the need to incorporate the theme into specific policies and media.

Palavras-chave : Drug Residues; Public Health; Environmental Health; Medical Waste.

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