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Researchers have found that fish living downstream from a wastewater treatment plant showed changes to their normal behavior — ones that made them vulnerable to predator — when exposed to elevated levels of antidepressant drugs in the water.
- D. B. D. Simmons, J. Miller, S. Clarence, E. S. McCallum, S. Balshine, B. Chandramouli, J. Cosgrove, J. P. Sherry. Altered expression of metabolites and proteins in wild and caged fish exposed to wastewater effluents in situ. Scientific Reports, 2017; 7 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-12473-6
- D. B. D. Simmons, E. S. McCallum, S. Balshine, B. Chandramouli, J. Cosgrove, J. P. Sherry. Reduced anxiety is associated with the accumulation of six serotonin reuptake inhibitors in wastewater treatment effluent exposed goldfish Carassius auratus. Scientific Reports, 2017; 7 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15989-z
- Derek Muir, Denina Simmons, Xiaowa Wang, Tom Peart, Maria Villella, Jason Miller, Jim Sherry. Bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals and personal care product chemicals in fish exposed to wastewater effluent in an urban wetland. Scientific Reports, 2017; 7 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15462-x