Drugs get a second chance to enter our bodies – via wastewater and fish...
Joanna Cummings |
Blinky the three-eyed fish is quite endearing in The Simpsons, but you probably wouldn’t want contaminated fish on your plate. Mohammad Mottaleb, Adjunct Professor in chemistry at Northwest Missouri State University, used GC-MS (with selected ion monitoring) to discover ng/g levels of anti-histamine diphenhydramine (Benadryl), anti-anxiety drug diazepam (Valium), and anti-seizure carbamazepine – and their metabolites – in fresh- and salt-water fish species purchased from regular grocery shops (1). Eleven of fourteen fish investigate were found to be contaminated.
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