Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Antidepressant Pollution

 ... damages mating behavior in birds.  This is unsurprising since sexual side effects are common in many psychotropic drugs.  Consider that falling rates of marriage and reproduction in humans coincides with lots of people taking those drugs in the first place.  While humans are nowhere near a survival threat from this, the social threat happens a lot sooner as China is so vigorously demonstrating with its 4-2-1 problem.
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