Chemistry world: Fish on valium

[2017-05-08] What are the consequences of unintentionally medicating wildlife against anxiety and depression? Imagine what happens when, as has been extensively shown, that Prozac type of psychiatric medicine makes it into the wild. For Jonatan Klaminder, an ecologist at Umeå University in Sweden, it’s straightforward. ‘It’s not science fiction to think there will be a therapeutic effect,’ he says. He is not mistaken: it’s calming the nerves and improving the moods of wildlife all around us. This is pollution that makes animals feel better. Ida Emilie Steinmark reports in Chemistry world.

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