Drugs and Aquatic Animals

Scientists say some of the drugs we take, including Prozac and birth control pills, are showing up in aquatic animals, including fish and frogs. In this hour, we'll talk about how these drugs are ending up in aquatic ecosystems, and what effects the pharmaceuticals and other health care products might have on aquatic animals.

Guests:

Bryan Brooks
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research, Baylor University Waco, Texas

Chris Metcalfe
Professor, Environmental and Resource Studies Program, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Herbert Buxton
Coordinator, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, United States Geological Survey, Trenton, New Jersey

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