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Your Antidepressants Are Ending Up in The Environment, Bathing Fish in a 'Drug Soup'

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Two researchers from the University of Portsmouth are calling for greater awareness of the risks posed by our prescriptions once they've been flushed into the environment.

Period8 Oct 2018 → 2 Dec 2018

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TitleAntidepressant use is posing a very real threat to the environment, experts warn
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletNatural News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date2/12/18
URLhttps://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-02-antidepressant-use-posing-a-very-real-threat-to-the-environment.html
PersonsAlex Ford, Helena Herrera
TitleToxic chemicals are affecting aquatic ecosystems even at surprisingly low concentrations, study finds
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletNatural News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/11/18
URLhttps://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-15-toxic-chemicals-affect-aquatic-ecosystems-even-at-low-levels.html#
PersonsAlex Ford, Helena Herrera
TitleSkyrocketing antidepressant use now affecting marine life, turning waterways into a ‘drug soup’
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletNatural News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date21/10/18
URLhttps://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-21-antidepressant-use-affecting-marine-life.html
PersonsAlex Ford, Helena Herrera
TitleNotre tragique surconsommation d’antidépresseurs a aussi un impact destructeur sur la vie aquatique
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletDaily Geek Show
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/10/18
URLhttps://dailygeekshow.com/antidepresseur-anxiolytique-environnement-biodiversite-poissons/
PersonsAlex Ford, Helena Herrera
TitleMarine biologist: “Our aquatic life is bathing in a soup of antidepressants"
Media name/outletMedia Health News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date16/10/18
DescriptionA report on research by Dr Helena Herrer and Professor Alex Ford to better understand the effects of pollution on wildlife behaviour.
URLwww.medicalhealthnews.net/marine-biologist-our-aquatic-life-is-bathing-in-a-soup-of-antidepressantsquot
PersonsAlex Ford, Helena Herrera
TitleMarine biologist: “Our oceans are swimming in antidepressants"
Media name/outletBig Think
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/10/18
DescriptionAntidepressants are destroying underwater ecosystems, which we in turn eat.
Producer/AuthorDerek Beres
URLhttps://bigthink.com/surprising-science/what-are-dangers-eating-seafood
PersonsAlex Ford, Helena Herrera
Title"Aquatic life is bathing in a soup of antidepressants," says marine biologist
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletBig Think
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/10/18
DescriptionAntidepressants are destroying underwater ecosystems, which we in turn eat.
URLhttps://bigthink.com/surprising-science/what-are-dangers-eating-seafood
PersonsAlex Ford, Helena Herrera
TitleYour Antidepressants Are Ending Up in The Environment, Bathing Fish in a 'Drug Soup'
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletScience Alert
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date10/10/18
DescriptionTwo researchers from the University of Portsmouth are calling for greater awareness of the risks posed by our prescriptions once they've been flushed into the environment.
URLhttps://www.sciencealert.com/marine-ecosystem-impact-psychotropic-antidepressant-medication-solutions
PersonsAlex Ford, Helena Herrera
TitleSoaring antidepressant use is turning our waters into a 'drug soup' and changing marine life's ability to mate, feed and move
Degree of recognitionRegional
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/10/18
DescriptionPortsmouth’s Institute of Marine Biology is calling for a range of new measures
This includes upgrading waste water treatment plants to filter out the chemicals
They also suggest educating patients on the safe disposal of medications
Drug firms are being asked to design drugs that break down safely in water
Producer/AuthorColin Fernandez
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6253453/Antidepressants-pose-threat-wildlife-presence-water-supplies-say-experts.html
PersonsAlex Ford, Helena Herrera
TitleLimpets under threat due to rise in antidepressant use, scientists warn
Degree of recognitionRegional
Media name/outletDaily Magazine
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/18
DescriptionLimpets are being killed due to the rise in antidepressant use which means they struggle to cling onto rocks, scientists have warned.
URLwww.dailymagazine.news/limpets-under-threat-due-to-rise-in-antidepressant-use-scientists-warn-nid-660535.html
PersonsAlex Ford

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