posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 04:47 PM
"The researchers took brain, liver, and muscle samples from the fish and tested them for fluoxetine, the active ingredient in the antidepressant
Prozac. Fluoxetine and norfluoxetine, the metabolized form of the drug, were found in every tissue sample and in high enough concentrations, Brooks
says, to warrant studies of their possible physiological effects."
according to the article, in the past few years, scientists have had anew battle under their belt. not only are they finding the regular sewage,
radioactive materials, etc. in our wildlife due to run off, theyve also been finding "contraceptives, synthetic musks, ibuprofen, and other
compounds" in hundred and hundred of animals.
but not only in america (surprisingly). waters in northern norway found extremely high levels of caffeine in the bays. anyone for a 2-liter bottle of
but so far, they cant even say how bad it is! well, the amount of course is high, but how badly the effect is is still unkown. "We have a very
limited understanding of how all those compounds, singly or in combination, may affect organisms, and whether they are safe.”
could this be connected to other mass diseases occuring in animal populations lately?
and whos to blame? darn you anti depressants! youve just made us even more pissed off!
Fish on Prozac
[Edited on 3-1-04 by Scat]