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Prozac Residues in Fish

Pharmaceuticals flushed into our waterways may end up contaminating fish.

November 25, 2010 |
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Not to worry, though, our fish may have benedryl in it. Because so many drugs are excreted in our urine, when we pee them down the toilet they can end up polluting our rivers and streams and the flesh of the fish swimming in them. In fish fillets they found, Benadryl, Cardizem, tegretol, lopid, Zoloft, and prozac metabolites. The levels they found were really low, but what if these compounds bioaccumulate in tissue or have unintended consequences from the complex mixtures of contaminants we’re exposed to?

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Doctor's Note

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  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/mgreger/ Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on fish. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!