Could Prozac muscle out mussels?

By Janet Raloff, 15:56 PM April 15, 2008

From Montreal, at a meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

New research raises the possibility that antidepressant drugs may be depressing wild-mussel populations.

Freshwater mussel communities are declining in U.S. waters for reasons that remain poorly understood. Scientists at North Carolina State University in Raleigh wondered about a possible antidepressant link after another research team showed that pregnant zebra mussels, if they're exposed to extra serotonin,...

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