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Prozac Pee and other Pharma waste makes Fish: Anxious, anti-social, aggressive, etc.

Prozac Pee and other Pharma waste makes Fish: Anxious, anti-social, aggressive, etc.

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Prozac Pee and other Pharma waste makes Fish: Anxious, anti-social, aggressive, etc.
Prozac Pee and other Pharma waste makes Fish: Anxious, anti-social, aggressive, etc.

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The earlier video I refer to in this one is Prozac Residues in Fish. Researchers havealso found evidence of Prozac levels in Poultry Products. Despite the contaminants,tap water is still likely better than bottled.
 
Prozac in Drinking Water / Prozac in Streams Hurt Frogs fish / Newborns suffer WithdrawalTue, 10 Aug 2004 An article in the UK Observer–”Stay calm everyone, there’s Prozac in thedrinking water” (below) — reports thatBritish environmentalists are callingfor an “urgent investigation into therevelations, describing the build-up of the antidepressant [Prozac] as ‘hiddenmass medication’.The article was forwarded to me by atleast 12 concerned, knowledgeablepeople from the UK and US–theirconcern is justified. The UK Environment Agency has found thatProzac is building up both in riversystems and groundwater used fordrinking supplies. This is a directresult of the inordinately high quantity of antidepressants consumed andexcreted into the environment.In 2002, the U.S. Geological Survey tested 139 rivers in 30 states and found that 80 percent of streams sampled by showed evidence of drugs, hormones, steroids and personal care products such as soaps and perfumes.In October, 2003, US scientists reported that Prozac and other pharmaceuticals were polluting US streams andaffecting the development of fish and other wild life. According to the National Center for Health Statistics at theCDC, more than 61 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were prescribed by U.S. doctors in 2001. As pointedout, because prescriptions like anti-depressants are for chronic conditions, patients often take them for months and years at a time, making them more likely to build up in wastewaterCNN reported: “Researchers are working on several fronts to determine how big the problem is and just what short-and long-term ecological effects there might be on wildlife. Bryan Brooks, a toxicologist at Baylor University inTexas, discovered evidence of Prozac, an anti-depressant, in the brains, livers, and muscles of bluegill, caughtdownstream from the Pecan Creek Water Reclamation Plant in Denton, Texas, near Dallas”Marsha Black, an aquatic toxicologist at the University of Georgia found that low levels of common anti-depressants,including Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and Celexa, cause development problems in fish, and metamorphosis delays in frogs.
 
Frogs, fish and pharmaceuticals a troubling brew:>>more<<
 
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 When fish swim in waters tainted with antidepressant drugs, they become anxious, anti-social andsometimes even homicidal. New research has found that the pharmaceuticals, which are frequently showing up in U.S. streams, can alter genes responsible for building fish brains and controlling their behavior. Antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States; about250 million prescriptions are filled every year. And they also are the highest-documented drugscontaminating waterways, which has experts worried about fish. “At high doses we expect brainchanges,” said scientist Rebecca Klaper. “But we saw the gene expression changes and then behavioralchanges at doses that we consider environmentally relevant.” Male minnows exposed to a small dose of Prozac in laboratories ignored females and took more time capturing prey. When the dose wasincreased, but still at levels found in some wastewater, males became aggressive, killing females in somecases.
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 When fish swim in waters tainted with antidepressant drugs, they become anxious, anti-social andsometimes even homicidal.New research has found that the pharmaceuticals, which are frequently showing up in U.S. streams,can alter genes responsible for building fish brains and controlling their behavior. Antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States; about250 millionprescriptions are filled every year. And they also are the highest-documented drugs contaminating waterways, which has experts worried about fish. Traces of the drugs typically get into streams whenpeople excrete them, then sewage treatment plants discharge the effluent.Exposure to fluoxetine, known by the trade name Prozac, had a bizarre effect on male fatheadminnows, according tonew, unpublished research by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.Male minnows exposed to a small dose of the drug in laboratories ignored females. They spent moretime under a tile, so their reproduction decreased and they took more time capturing prey, accordingto Rebecca Klaper, a professor of freshwater sciences who spoke about her findings at a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry conference last fall. Klaper said the doses of Prozac added tothe fishes’ water were “very low concentrations,” 1 part per billion, which is found in some wastewaterdischarged into streams. When the dose was increased, but still at levels found in some wastewater, females produced fewer eggs

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