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Old 04-13-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Medicine Residues May Threaten Fish Reproduction, Swedish Study Finds

Medicine Residues May Threaten Fish Reproduction, Swedish Study Finds
ScienceDaily
Apr. 5, 2010

Medicine residues may threaten fish reproduction, Swedish study finds
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Researchers at Umeň University and the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered that traces of many medicines can be found in fish that have been swimming in treated waste water. One such medicine, the hormone levonorgestrel, was found in higher concentrations in the blood of fish than in women who take the contraceptive pill. Elevated levels of this hormone can lead to infertility in fish...
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