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Craig Roberts, Chiropractor, Grass Valley CA
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Tuesday 09/12/2006 Prozac in Our Water Ways

We know that Prozac can harm a fetus if a mother takes it while pregnant, now researchers are finding that the drug harms other life once it exits the human body. An article released today reports the following: "As with other drugs, remnants of Prozac are flushed from the body and travel in wastewater that reaches streams and rivers. This study found that the drug causes female mussels to release their larvae before they're able to survive on their own. 'The results from this study were quite alarming. When larvae are released too early, they are not viable, which only contributes to the problems faced by struggling populations of native freshwater mussels,' co-investigator Rebecca Heltsley of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, N.C., said in a prepared statement." If you suffer from depression I recommend trying alternatives including fish oil (omega-3's), 5-HTP, exercise, and a stress-reduction technique before turning to prescription anti-depressants. If you can combat depression naturally it is better for you, and better for the environment. Link to the Yahoo article

   


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