Prozac Exposure Found To Disrupt Mussel Reproduction

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Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and North Carolina State University (NCSW) have demonstrated that a commonly prescribed antidepressant can interfere with the reproductive cycle of freshwater mussels--at least in a controlled setting. The research, presented this week at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, was conducted to better understand the environmental impact of pharmaceuticals in waste water.

More and more studies are turning up evidence of common drugs and their breakdown products in the nation's waterways,

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