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Household products, pharmaceuticals make fish unafraid of predators – Waste Water Treatment is Inadequate

A recent US study into the presence of pharmaceuticals in freshwater areas receiving sewage effluent found evidence of the Prozac in fish brains. Showering, brushing your teeth, and going to the toilet can wash dangerous contaminants into waterways that can disrupt fish reproductive systems and make them unafraid of mortal predators, scientists have found. And current sewage treatment processes were not designed to remove the dangerous contaminants. [email protected]  11:12