Boffins un­happy over Prozac fish

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THE huge amounts of happy pills be­ing gulped down by North Amer­i­cans has led to high lev­els of anti- de­pres­sants be­ing found in the brains of FISH!

Re­searchers dis­cov­ered high con­cen­tra­tions of hu­man an­tide­pres­sants in fish found in the Ni­a­gara River of Canada.

A study pub­lished in the jour­nal En­vi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy found the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal drugs in the brain tis­sue of 10 species, in­clud­ing bass and wall­eye .

The dis­cov­ery raise se­ri­ous en­vi­ron­men­tal con­cerns since the Ni­a­gara River con­nects two of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie and Lake On­tario be­tween Canada and the United States

Re­searchers say the anti- de­pres­sant build- up could af­fect fish be­hav­iour – though boffins do not know if the fish are less de­pressed.

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