Fish Floating in Drugs

There were reports from Europe several years ago about measurable traces of modern pharmaceuticals being found in the Danube and other major rivers. Scary stuff. Well now we Americans no longer need feel left out.

Study: Range of pharmaceuticals in fish across US

By MARTHA MENDOZA – 14 hours ago

Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder and depression, researchers reported Wednesday.

Findings from this first nationwide study of human drugs in fish tissue have prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to significantly expand similar ongoing research to more than 150 different locations.

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