Saturday, 24 July 2010

Shrimp on Prozac are killing themselves

A study shows that drug traces in our waste can affect marine life behavior.

Shrimp are a shy and retiring lot, living in shadows and dark crevices to hide from predators. When they're swimming in concentrations of Prozac as those found in the water around some urban areas, they become 5 x more likely to swim towards light, making them easy prey.


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