Ignorance is bliss.
Poet Thomas Gray’s famous quote is often taken out of context. Gray wondered in his 18th century poem if learning more might actually complicate his life. Not knowing about something, he speculated, might be better than understanding a problem and worrying about it.
Today, it usually implies that ignorance leads us to overlook problems that we might otherwise be able to address. This holds true for all sorts of social, health political and even environmental issues. With this in mind, let’s look at a few of the environmental problems many have selectively ignored.
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Presecription drugs and antibiotics can cause several serious environmental problems and should never be put down the drain or in th etrash. The trafficing and improper use of narcotics is also a source of criminal activiity. With this in mind, three Blair County police departments now accept prescription drugs throughout the week. Hours vary, so please check the schedules below.
- Greater Altoona Area - Altoona Police Department, 1106 - 16th Street, 814-949-2489, All day everyday
- Southern Blair County - Hollidaysburg Police Department, 401 Blair Street, 814-695-3711, Weekdays from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
- Northern Blair County - Tyrone Police Department, 1100 Logan Avenue, 814-684-1364, Weekdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.