Pharmaceuticals and Medicine Found In Fish Across U.S.

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Pharmaceuticals and Medicine Found In Fish Across U.S.

It seems that mercury isn’t the only thing we have to be worried about winding up in our fish. A recent testing of fish near 5 major cities in the United States showed traces of medicine used to treat cholesterol, allergies, blood pressure, and even bipolar disorder and depression. Realizing this, the EPA has ordered testing to be done in 150 more locations. Fish Pharmaceuticals Medicines

It seems that mercury isn’t the only thing we have to be worried about winding up in our fish. A recent testing of fish near 5 major cities in the United States showed traces of medicine used to treat cholesterol, allergies, blood pressure, and even bipolar disorder and depression. Realizing this, the EPA has ordered testing to be done in 150 more locations. Although the researchers say a human would have to eat hundreds of thousands of fish dinners to get a single therapeutic dose, there are still rather high concentrations in fish and other aquatic species, and the Associated Press has reported traces of pharmaceuticals making it into the drinking water provided to at least 46 million Americans. The message this should send to people however is that our water resources are limited, and we need to do more to protect exactly what is going into the water which we’ll inevitably be reusing. But whatever you do, don’t take this as a suggestion to start drinking more bottled water.

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