Rep. David Deen has written a opinion piece about how we can prevent "endocrine disrupters" from entering our surface water systems. He is the chair of the Vermont House Fish & Wildlife Committee.
Endocrine disrupters occur naturally in plants like soybeans, but most of those that may be entering rivers come through our wastewater systems.
These chemicals can alter the hormone systems and reproduction of fish and other wildlife. Due to a lack of proper testing, we do not know if these chemicals are present in Vermont rivers.
Take a look at the piece. But if you don't have time right now, in order to prevent this problem, do not flush unused prescription or nonprescription drugs or other products down the toilet.