Fish are swimming in drugs, says researcher

The Western Producer

The full effect of pharmaceuticals present in waterways on fish is unknown

Fish are on Prozac in some North American waterways downstream from cities. 


They’re also on Zoloft and swimming in various chemicals that exist within the urban water cycle.


Bryan Brooks, a biological sciences professor from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, discussed some of his research into urban water contaminants Dec. 5 at the University of Lethbridge. The expert on pharmaceuticals in water will be working in Alberta starting in January as the Fulbright Research Chair on water and the environment.


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