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Even America’s fish are on drugs:
(CNN)Bonefish off the coast of Florida have tested positive for a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs, including anti-depressants and blood pressure medications, according to a new study.
…Researchers took blood and tissue samples from 93 bonefish in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys since 2018, when the study started. They found each bonefish had an average of seven pharmaceuticals present, including blood pressure medications, antidepressants, prostate treatment medications, antibiotics and pain relievers, according to the release. One fish had a total of 17 different pharmaceuticals in its tissues.
They didn’t have a co-pay.
All kidding aside: medical waste and pollution are serious problems. I don’t know if people eat bonefish, but you should be cautious if you do, that’s a soup of interactions to contend with, and it’s likely in other fish in the same waters.
We are killing the planet.