View Full Version : Sad news for mussel lovers
10-03-2006, 11:32 AM
Prozac excreted by consumers and found in waterways cause female mussel to release larvae earlier so they die.
Just google "Prozac mussel" and there they are, scientists deploring the passing of this humble mollusc.
10-05-2006, 12:17 PM
I guess nobody love a good mussel soup or a stew or a just cooked on lime...
It is a growing concern about drug residues in our water supply for us, since treatment centers do not remove them.
But it also affects wildlife, and fish and as this article points out, mussels.
Loss of the ecology of the waterway, will impact all of the food chain. Mussels,
filter and clean out small proteins and organisms... which will build up if the
mussels are reduced.
Prozac killing mussels... that is one unique new finding!
Thanks for posting!
10-05-2006, 04:25 PM
Wow, if it's doing this to mussels, I'm quite sure that every species is being affected by this and other drug residues that aren't removed. It's scary the impact we have on our ecological systems.
I love mussels. If it's doing this to mussels, what is it doing to US when we consume these water-based species that have prozac and other drugs in them?
Thanks for sharing this.
10-05-2006, 09:07 PM
Me too I am concerned about the effects of these man-made chemicals on our water, food chain, wildlife, fish, on us, our babies....the treatment centre does not filter these chemicals, they can't they don't know how for what I read and the water come back up to us unfiltered so we are also "treated", besides the fluoride and chlorine with anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, antihypertensives, antidepressants and the list goes on.
A few years ago somebody, I don't remember who, was suggesting to add Prozac to our water so everybody would be happy, free of depression, well there it is no need to add it is already there and we are not very happy, we have more 'cases' of depression than ever. The Canadian goverment is asking us to check our mental state, it should check our water and food state instead.
About Fluoride, now scientists knows that adding fluoride has no impact on how many cavities you have, is inherited/genetic, you have it on you or not and of course nutrition/diet.
I guess it would take several generations for people/doctors to realize the seriousness, the damaging effects of prescribing psychiatric drugs without a differential diagnostic to rule out beyond doubt that person really suffers from a real mental illness and not a gut illness.
Many cases of 'depression' have been found to be the result of undetected gut viruses/bacteria that takes a 3 months to 6 months for the person to get rid of and we are been told to talk to our doctor if we are depressed for 3 weeks to talk/ask your doctor for whatever SSRI is been advertised, like in cases of 'social shyness'.
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