Pill to Gill: Antianxiety Drugs Flushed into Water May Be Making Fishes Fearless

Scientific American - Energy & Sustainability 2013-02-16


Antianxiety drugs may be making fishes more aggressive. New laboratory tests reveal that even extremely low concentrations of the calming drugs benzodiazepines--more commonly known as Valium, Xanax and others--cause fishes to become less timid and to feed faster, among other effects.

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Date tagged:

02/16/2013, 15:57

Date published:

02/15/2013, 21:00