Cocktail tests on toxic waste called for

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Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals — from fungicides to antidepressants — can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed, according to new research. In addition, depending on the cocktail of toxins they can produce unexpected results.

Journal reference: N. De Castro-Català, I. Muñoz, J.L. Riera, A.T. Ford. “Evidence of low dose effects of the antidepressant fluoxetine and the fungicide prochloraz on the behavior of the keystone freshwater invertebrate Gammarus pulex.” Environmental Pollution, 2017; 231: 406 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.07.088

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