Drugs Found in Puget Sound Salmon from Tainted Wastewater

  • metta

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    Mar 17, 2016 11:55 PM GMT
    Drugs Found in Puget Sound Salmon from Tainted Wastewater

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    https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/drugs-found-puget-sound-salmon-tainted-wastewater
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    Mar 18, 2016 5:30 AM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif These guys never catch the clue when the concentrations of "drugs" in their pristine control sites are the same as the concentration near cities. (As is the case, yet again, in this hype story.)

    Most of these "drugs" are natural products. They are products of plants and soil microbes. Not too surprising to find minute traces of stuff that came from the environment in the first place, out in the environment.
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    Mar 18, 2016 2:59 PM GMT
    hmmmm... I used to personally catch Dungeness Crab from the Sound, and from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, on the northern edge of the Sound. Where Dungeness Bay is located. And I still love crab flown in from there to Fort Lauderdale, even though it must be frozen.

    I wonder if the crab is likewise contaminated? And the mussels, too, that I would eat? My favorite species of crab, tasty and thin-shelled. (My husband always mispronounces them as "Dungeon" Crab, giving me an image of these creatures chained to stone walls in some dark European castle dungeon).

    I hope more thorough studies are done, to include all the seafood coming out of the Puget Sound area.
  • tj85016

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    Mar 18, 2016 6:05 PM GMT
    ^^

    lol yeah we need more "studies" to tell us the obvious

    drugs are in every single wastewater effluent in every single town and city in the US
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    Mar 19, 2016 3:23 AM GMT
    tj85016 said^^

    lol yeah we need more "studies" to tell us the obvious

    drugs are in every single wastewater effluent in every single town and city in the US

    This study in question seemed inconclusive and so therefore potentially incomplete. Plus different creatures absorb these chemicals differently.
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    Mar 21, 2016 5:07 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidOh that's scary. And even scarier since I live right next to Puget Sound. icon_eek.gif


    Hopefully you'll be getting some much needed Prozac. Eat up!