Traces Of Prozac In Water Make Fish “Antisocial, Aggressive And Even Homicidal”

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Good thing there aren’t traces of Prozac in the water we drin– oh, wait. ABC News reports:

Fish swimming in water with a trace of the anti-depressant Prozac became edgy, aggressive and some even killed their mates.

The fish were subjected to traces of the drug by a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that examined how environmental exposure to the medication altered the behavior of fathead minnows. Lead researcher Rebecca Klapper says that this experimental setup could actually be a reflection of the fishes’ reality.

The human body does not absorb medications 100 percent, so a trace amount is excreted in urine. Water treatment centers are unable to completely filter out all of those contaminant and can trickle down and affect the wildlife.

Klapper sees the minnows as a way to gauge the long-term effects of Prozac in humans. “It’s not just an environmental question but a human question as well,” she tells ABC News.

Changes in the minnows’ reproductive behavior were seen in as low concentrations as 1 microgram per liter, equal to a single dose of Prozac dissolved in over 5,000 gallons of water.

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  • Tchoutoye

    I’m guessing the headline should read “ichtycidal”, or do fish really kill humans when on Prozac?

  • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

    Nice to know that fluoride is a main ingredient of Prozac. I’m sure the gov’t knows best though……….. “Fluorine is found in Prozac and Paxil, drugs designed for mental
    disorders and now largely discredited by side effects that include
    suicide. Infants who were breast-fed by mothers taking Prozac
    demonstrated a growth curve significantly below that of infants who were
    breast-fed by mothers not taking the drug (Chambers et al., 1999).
    Similarly, newborn mouse pups exposed to Paxil were more likely to have
    low birth weights (Rayburn et al., 2000).” http://www.fluoridealert.org/news/fairbanks-fluoride-advocate-too-fast-misses-evidence-trail/

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Clearly the fluoride ion is so heavy that it demands to be pulled closer to the earth, whatever means necessary

  • BuzzCoastin

    it’s now pretty safe to assume that
    most ground water is tainted with man made chemicals
    & rain water has less, but still contains polluted contents

    humans & most living beings are over 90% water
    so we’re not just ruining the environment
    we’re ruining ourselves at the cellular level

  • BuzzCoastin

    it’s now pretty safe to assume that
    most ground water is tainted with man made chemicals
    & rain water has less, but still contains polluted contents

    humans & most living beings are over 90% water
    so we’re not just ruining the environment
    we’re ruining ourselves at the cellular level

  • http://www.cheese.com/ John Goatbirth

    Like me after I’ve had a massive stinking shit. LOL!