Monday, March 30, 2009

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

By Michael Hawthorne
Tribune reporter

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 on people and wildlife, but scientists and regulators increasingly are concerned about long-term exposure to drugs in the water, even at very low levels. [Full Story]

Source: The Chicago Tribune

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