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Great Lakes Fish Are Being Exposed To Lots Of Antidepressants

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Great Lakes Fish Are Being Exposed To Lots Of Antidepressants
High levels of the drugs could take a toll on animal behavior, the ecosystem and eventually people.
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A collaboration from the University of Buffalo and Buffalo State found that antidepressants were accumulating at the highest rate in the brains of fish in the Great Lakes region. This high rate takes a toll on animal behavior, the ecosystem and eventually people, according to Alicia Pérez-Fuentetaja, an aquatic ecologist in New York.