Drugs in fish

Blue Fish Radio: Flushing Drugs Into Our Fish

Drugs in Our Fish

How common medications are being flushed into our waters

Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio—podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. The program is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge, scientific discoveries and supporting local champions who protect and enhance their waters.

You might think our sewage treatment facilities would be able to filter out the many harmful drugs that are commonly flushed down Canadian toilets. But our water treatment systems lack the ability to remove many of the chemicals that pass through our bodies every day. The University of Ottawa’s Dr. Vance Trudeau has spent his life investigating what happens when these drugs end up in our rivers and lakes, including the impacts fish and frogs.

In this episode of Blue Fish Radio, Lawrence Gunther talks to Dr. Trudeau about his disturbing findings, including male fish that have lost the urge to spawn, and have even begun producing eggs.

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