3/26/09

In the News: Drugs in fish: Pharmaceuticals found in fish caught near North Side sewage treatment plant in Chicago area

From the Chicago Tribune:
Prescription drugs used to treat depression, high blood pressure, seizures and other ailments are turning up in fish caught downstream from a Chicago sewage treatment plant, according to a new study that highlights some unintended consequences of our medicated lives.

Little is known about the potential effects of drugs in the water on people and wildlife. But scientists and regulators increasingly are concerned about long-term exposure, even at very low levels. Read more.

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