Anxious? Depressed? Eat some fish.

Why is this fish smiling?

As I've reported here* before, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac are now in our waterways and therefore in fish. A new report looks at brook trout in municipal wastewaters and finds that, lo and behold, the trout contained six antidepressants in their livers, brains and muscles.

There are no studies that I know of that tell you how much medicine you ingest when you eat the trout. Such things are hard to measure.

*I thought I had reported this before but I couldn't find any mention of it in this blog. The info is definitely in the book, though. One more reason to buy The Adventures of Cancer Bitch. Look in the end notes section.

A special thanks to D for telling me about these studies.