Title Is our waste killing the environment? Degree of recognition International Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 17/09/10 Description Research done at Portsmouth University has shed further light on the damaging impact of pollution on ecosystems and natural habitats.
According to Alex Ford, rising levels of antidepressants in coastal waters could change sea-life behaviour and potentially damage the food-chain. His research into the behaviour of shrimps exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine, showed they are five times more likely to swim toward the light instead of away from it - making them more likely to be eaten by fish or birds, which could have devastating effects on the shrimp population.
URL kentlibdems.org.uk/en/article/2010/0039583/is-our-waste-killing-the-environment Persons Alex Ford