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Seattle’s Salmon on Cocaine, Oxycodone, Valium, Prozac and Xanax
Recent studies of Puget Sound fish indicate rising levels of drugs in our waters, especially in estuaries downstream from the wastewater plants. Two species of fish – free-ranging juvenile Chinook salmon and adult staghorn sculpin, a bottom-feeding species that seldom ranges far from home - were analyzed for 150 chemical compounds, along with levels of intoxicants in the water itself.

92 of those compounds were found in the fish. As a result, many researchers are now sounding alarms about the impact our consumption patterns and failing treatments are having on water quality.



 
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